Out Loud


"I hope Al Gore enters the race.

I think that would be good for the country."

Michael Bloomberg, Republican mayor of New York, himself the subject of presidential rumors

"It's like going into the Senate. You know the first time you get there you're all excited—'My God, how did I ever get here?' And then, about six months later, you say, 'How the hell did the rest of them get here?'"

Mike Gravel, former Alaska senator, comparing the Senate to the Democratic presidential field during last week's debate

"Don't touch anything in here.

It's very dirty."

Sen. John Sununu, New Hampshire Republican, while escorting his daughter through the press gallery during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Sources: AP, New York Times, Washington Post