Verbatim: Jul. 19, 2004

"Dick Cheney can be President. Next?" PRESIDENT BUSH, in response to a reporter's question on how Senator John Edwards, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, stacks up beside Vice President Dick Cheney

"He was right that Dick Cheney was ready to take over on Day One. And he did, and he has been ever since." JOHN KERRY, responding to Bush's comment at a campaign rally the same day

"Everybody made a mistake, and they are embarrassed, and they have apologized for it, and it happens even on NBC sometimes." RUPERT MURDOCH, in an interview with CNBC after the New York Post, which he...

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