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"This war is lost, and the surge is not accomplishing anything."

Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, after meeting with President Bush to discuss war funding

"We want Ronald Reagan, and we

know Ronald Reagan is not going to be our nominee."

Rep. Jo Bonner, Alabama Republican, on why the GOP wants more conservatives to join the presidential race

"I didn't just experiment with

marijuana, if you know what I mean."

James Carville, Democratic consultant, giving one reason he won't run for governor of Louisiana

"If I charged $400 for a haircut,

they'd come after me with white coats."

Leo Fier, a DeWitt, Iowa, barber, mocking Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards's $400 haircut

Sources: New York Times (2), Times-Picayune, Quad-City Times