Verbatim: Oct. 22, 2007

'It would be nice to have a woman President. I think half the Senate should be women, half of Parliament, half the ruling mullahs. But that will never happen, darling!'

MERYL STREEP, Oscar-winning actress, on her views on government

'No harm, no foul.'

LEE BACA, Los Angeles County sheriff, on discovering--and deciding not to punish any participants in--a competition he has since ended among police officers to book the most people and impound as many cars as possible

'A majority--a vast majority--have voted for me, and therefore that result is the result.'

GENERAL PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, President of Pakistan,...

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