Out Loud: October 12, 2007

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"Were you there?"

President Bush, to Maria Bartiromo on whether she attended a CNBC/MSNBC Republican presidential debate that she cohosted

"I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all."

Sen. Hillary Clinton, discussing her presidential agenda

"If you walked into this room, you'd think we were talking about human-rights abuses in Third World countries."

Rep. George Miller, during a hearing on youth boot camps

"I gotta admit, it was getting a little boring without me."

Fred Thompson, GOP presidential candidate, at his first debate

"He's got the obvious problems—being from Hope, Ark., and, quite frankly, having the last name 'Huckabee.'"

Dan Bartlett, former Bush aide, on Republican White House hopeful Mike Huckabee in a Chamber of Commerce speech

Sources: CNBC, Boston Globe, House Committee on Education and Labor, Washington Post (2)