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'Wall Street got drunk.' GEORGE W. BUSH, describing the nation's troubled economy at a GOP fund raiser after requesting that all cameras be turned off

'This couldn't be happening at a worse time.' PETER SMERDON, spokesman for the U.N. World Food Program, as aid workers fled Somalia amid drought, soaring food prices, inflation and intensifying violence

'I enjoyed the claret jug so much I didn't want to give it back.' PADRAIG HARRINGTON, pro golfer, after winning the British Open two years in a row

'Bless his heart, President of the United States--a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people...

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