"It's not a Brokeback Mountain situation."
Sen. Harry Reid, the incoming Democratic majority leader, on his friendly relationship with fellow Nevada Sen. John Ensign, a Republican
"Each one contained enough poison to kill the entire membership of the court."
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, using an example of a batch of home-baked cookies sent to the court to explain threats to judges
"I don't see you sweat."
NBC News reporter David Gregory, to President Bush during an outdoor press conference in Vietnam after the president had complained about being in the hot sun
"We ought to take the money changers out of the temple in
terms of student loans."
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, incoming chair of the Senate's education committee, on his plans to target the student loan firm Sallie Mae
Sources:Las Vegas Review-Journal, Star-Telegram, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post