Politics

Quotes

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“I just think this is one of the least sleazy things he’s done.”
â€"pundit Tucker Carlson on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s fondness for prostitutes, MSNBC, March 18

“I don’t want young people thinking that half-dressing is the way to go. I want them to think about their future.”
â€"Atlanta Councilman C.T. Martin on the city’s baggy pants ban, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 6

“I’m the first to admit that I was wrong for not voting. I got caught up in the wave of apathy that has affected many of my generation.”
â€"Republican congressional hopeful and former University of Missouri star running back Brock Olivo, quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 26

“Wait a minute, we can’t have acquittals. If we’ve been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can’t have acquittals. We’ve got to have convictions.”
â€"Pentagon General Counsel William Haynes in a 2005 meeting about Guantanamo detainees, according to Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo’s military commissions, quoted in The Nation, February 20