Verbatim: Oct. 1, 2007

'By the way, I'm not Episcopalian. I'm Baptist.'

JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona Senator and Republican presidential candidate, who announced while campaigning in South Carolina that he had been a Baptist for years. He has long been identified as an Episcopalian

'We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war.'

BERNARD KOUCHNER, French Foreign Minister, pressing for tougher sanctions against Iran's nuclear program. Kouchner has since accused the media of distorting his statement

'[He's] the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life.'

VICENTE FOX, former President of Mexico, who makes a number of unflattering comments about President Bush...

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