Quotes

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“I hope they name Oliver Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate…Sean Penn, or [Noam] Chomsky. We have a lot of friends there. Bill Clinton!” 

â€"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, suggesting alternative candidates for U.S. envoy to Caracas, quoted by Reuters, January 5

“It’s a distraction when I’m on the battlefield and have to concentrate on the enemy 600 yards away and I’m worried about this guy who’s got eyes on me.” 

â€"Virginia GOP Del. Bob Marshall, arguing against the repeal of the military’s policy prohibiting openly gay individuals from serving in the military, quoted in The Washington Post, December 21

“By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.” 

â€"a TSA supervisor explaining to an air passenger why he must submit to an X-ray scan or an enhanced patdown, quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune, November 15

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