Verbatim: Aug. 6, 2007

'France is a country that thinks. There is hardly an ideology that we haven't turned into a theory ... Enough thinking, already. Roll up your sleeves.'

CHRISTINE LAGARDE, newly appointed French Finance Minister, proposing a tax cut that would encourage the nation's people to work harder

'He was so inept and so inartful.'

MARGARET SPELLINGS, Secretary of Education, on why she turned down a date with Karl Rove in the early '80s

'In the horror movie you kill the monster, and the hand re-emerges. And if you're not looking, the hand grows back and the monster's there again.'

RUDY GIULIANI, former...