Quotes

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“I support the free press, let’s just get them out of the room.”

â€"President George W. Bush, heading into a closed door briefing with fellow Republicans, as quoted by AP, February 10

“Sometimes they forget.”

â€"Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on why it’s dangerous for the news media to remind Al Qaeda members that the government is trying to spy on them, during Senate hearings on the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program, February 6

“Freedom go to Hell”

â€"placard carried by a London protester following the Danish cartoon controversy, February 3

“The officers made a good faith, but mistaken effort to enforce an old unwritten interpretation of the prohibitions about demonstrating in the Capitol.”

â€"Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer, in a February 1 statement following Cindy Sheehan’s eviction from the State of the Union address for wearing an anti-war T-shirt

“Disaster…it can happen anywhere/But we’ve got a few tips, so you can be prepared/For floods, tornadoes, or even a ‘quake/You’ve got to be ready-so your heart don’t break.”

â€"rap by “Herman,” FEMA’s hermit crab mascot for the agency’s FEMA for Kids Web site