Out Loud: August 5, 2007

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"I'll die a happy man not hearing 'Hail to the Chief.'"

Sen. Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate

"I wish he'd said I was Jack Kennedy's lover."

Helen Thomas, the legendary reporter, reacting to a Doonesbury cartoon that jokes that she was Harry Truman's lover

"Jesus himself could come back as a Republican candidate these days, and there would still be some people saying, 'I don't know about that guy.'"

Gov. Mark Sanford, Republican of South Carolina, on fickle voters

"He's a remote-control freak. Once he gets hold of the remote control, forget it."

Cindy McCain, on her husband, Sen. John McCain, a Republican presidential candidate

Sources: Today show, the Hill, the Christian Science Monitor, San Diego Magazine