"When you go out to America, America is saying, 'Why can't you all do something?' "

-Attorney General Janet Reno, explaining why Congress should pass President Clinton's gun control proposals, in the August 13 USA Today

"I have never been bought. I cannot be bought. I am an icon."

-Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop in the September 5 New York Times, responding to ethical questions about his Web site, DrKoop.com, which dispenses health advice and hawks medical products and services