Verbatim: Nov. 29, 2004

"Well, Britain gave its support, but I did not see much in return. I am not sure it is in the nature of our American friends at the moment to return favors systematically."

JACQUES CHIRAC, President of France, on the war in Iraq

"As part of the pay grade around here, there are lots of problems. You learn to develop a hide a little thicker than a rhinoceros."

SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER, of Pennsylvania, on resistance in Congress to his heading the Judiciary Committee because of his pro-choice record

"If you drive a Volvo and you do yoga, you are pretty much...

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