"Being lectured by the President on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country."
JOHN KERRY, U.S. democratic presidential candidate, assailing George W. Bush's record on the economy during last week's debate

"I'm close to Bush, so I'd like him to do well."
JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI, Prime Minister of Japan, commenting on the American election. Koizumi's opponents criticized him for "interfering" in U.S. affairs

"When Chen Shui-bian says he wants to ease tensions, it is false. When...

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