"Nobody had more experience than Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney and many of the people on this stage that authorized this war."
Sen. Barack Obama, rebutting in a Democratic debate that he's not ready to be president because he lacks experience
"Those who live in New York in the real world—not on TV—know that Rudy Giuliani's record of making the city safe for families speaks for itself."
Katie Levinson, Giuliani spokeswoman, defending the former New York mayor's gun-control policies against criticism from likely Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson
"We don't say anything about people who shoot deer."
Stephon Marbury, New York Knicks guard, defending Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, hit with dogfighting charges
Sources: USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post