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Sunday, May 23, 2004

Sound bites



Fishy victory?

"He won, and he did it in fine fashion. But I'm used to swimming with the sharks. They don't scare me."

Nick Clooney, Democratic candidate for the Kentucky 4th District U.S. House seat, on Tuesday's victory in the GOP primary by fall foe Geoff Davis

Modern-day Cincinnatus

"I was always certain that if ever I found myself in the position I am in today, I would follow my inner voice. I humbly decline the post."

Sonia Gandhi, declining a chance to be prime minister after leading India's Congress Party to victory; economic reformer Manmohan Singh then was nominated to become India's first Sikh prime minister

Don't listen to him

"I've stopped reading the newspapers. You've got to keep your sanity somehow."

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, on media criticism in the wake of the Iraq prisoner scandal

Calling Dr. Freud

"The Republicans in the Senate just seem mired in self-doubt and self-flagellation. These constant public hearings where senators are giving you ... their own psychobabble self-analysis, to me it's just playing into the enemy's hand."

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., criticizing senators in his own party for overdoing the Iraq prisoner hearings

Trick question

"Which trait do you find more inspirational: My dour blandness or my smug arrogance?"

No. 4 on David Letterman's "Top Ten Questions on the John Kerry Running Mate Application"



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