Verbatim: Nov. 12, 2007

'I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've seen ... I have made unambiguously clear, in Anglo-Saxon prose, that it is not to ever happen again.'

MICHAEL CHERTOFF, Homeland Security Secretary, blasting FEMA employees for staging a fake news conference about assisting the victims of the California wildfires

'You have captured a big fish here. You guys will be on the news tonight.'

RICHARD MCNAIR, U.S. fugitive killer and three-time escapee, who was captured by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police rookie on Oct. 25

'If I had to say something about Cécilia, I would...

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