Out Loud: September 30, 2007

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"In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's strongman president, speaking to students at Columbia University in New York

"As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured."

President Bush, in fumbling language as he pushed for renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act

"I just don't want to end up like Katie Couric. I want people to take me seriously."

Rachel Smith, Miss USA, at a women in entertainment conference

"Next step? Maybe have some of my opponents' legs broken? Ahhh, accidents happen."

Sen. John McCain, a GOP presidential candidate, after a dinner with The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, when asked about the next step in their relationship

Sources: Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Star, Associated Press