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'I didn't know what the guy said, but I saw his sole.' GEORGE W. BUSH, alluding to his memorable comment about meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, after an Iraqi journalist hurled a pair of shoes at him

'It sucks. I used to be governor of New York.' ELIOT SPITZER, when asked how he was enjoying his new job as a columnist for Slate magazine

'Talk about turning the tables.' JON FRENCH, a former U.S. State Department official, on the abduction of an American kidnapping negotiator who had traveled to Mexico to give a seminar on his techniques

'The desire for a...

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