Verbatim: Aug. 23, 2004

"The truth is that I am a gay American." JAMES MCGREEVEY, Governor of New Jersey, announcing his resignation and confessing to an affair with a man he had appointed to political office

"A 'sensitive war' will not destroy the evil men who killed 3,000 Americans." VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, attacking Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry for his promise to fight a "more sensitive" war on terrorism

"The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway." PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, on Kerry's proposal to rescind tax cuts for the wealthy

"Please, all the men in the country, so that I...

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