Verbatim: May 30, 2005

  • "Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right, and you turned out to be wrong."

    GEORGE GALLOWAY, a Member of British Parliament, to Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman during testimony before the congressional committee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. Galloway has been accused of profiting from the program, a charge he denies

    "I don't think he was a credible witness."

    NORM COLEMAN, at a press conference following Galloway's impassioned testimony

    "It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me? How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.'"

    RICK SANTORUM, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, disparaging the Democratic outcry over the G.O.P. effort to end the filibustering of judicial nominees. He later apologized, saying he "meant no offense"

    "This is a man who has murdered a minimum of 300,000 people, and we're supposed to feel sorry for him because someone's taken his picture?"

    GRAHAM DUDMAN, managing editor of British tabloid the Sun, under fire for running photos of Saddam Hussein in prison clad only in his underwear

    "It is the worst pile-of-crap architecture I've ever seen in my life."

    DONALD TRUMP, real estate mogul and reality-show star, on the skyscraper proposed for ground zero in New York City

    "I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world."

    CHRIS MARTIN, lead singer of Coldplay, after his record label, EMI, announced that profits would be lower than expected because the band took longer than anticipated to finish its latest album

    "I want to curse. Nine years. It's been nine years since I've cursed on camera."

    RAY ROMANO, saying he'd like to do an edgier cable series now that his hit CBS show Everybody Loves Raymond has ended

    "It's always good to know a trade."

    MURRAY WALTON, manager at the pest-control board in Texas, on Representative Tom DeLay's completing eight hours of training each year to maintain his active status as an exterminator

    Sources: Houston Chronicle; AFP; AP; Evening Standard; AP; Austin American-Statesman