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"I'm not that good at pronouncing words anyway."

President Bush on criticism he left off the "ic" in his State of the Union address when referring to the "Democrat" majority

"Wait till Oscar night ... if Al Gore has slimmed down 25 or 30 pounds, Lord knows."

Donna Brazile, Gore's 2000 campaign manager, suggesting an Oscar win would push him to announce a presidential campaign

"This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement."

Mary Cheney, the vice president's lesbian daughter, defending her decision to have a child

"I want to make it clear that everything you've heard and read is true."

Gavin Newsom, San Francisco mayor, on reports he had an affair with his campaign manager's wife

Sources: NPR, Morning Call, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times