Verbatim: Aug. 16, 2004

"We don't do politics at the Department of Homeland Security." TOM RIDGE, Secretary of Homeland Security, responding to allegations that last week's terrorism alert was politically motivated

"They want four more years of hell." TERESA HEINZ KERRY, responding to a Bush supporter yelling "four more years" at a Democratic rally in Missouri

"It's hard when your husband's running for President. It's hard to be scrutinized and to hear the criticisms." LAURA BUSH, First Lady, commenting on Heinz Kerry's outspoken comments on the campaign trail

"When I saw Saddam, I thought, 'This person is an accused.' If I had started to...

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