Out Loud: March 13, 2008

The best quotes of the week.

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"I don't think he's difficult. I mean it's just kind of like...whatever...I'm here for a purpose."

Ashley Alexandra Dupré, known as Kristen, describing in a text message detailed in a federal affidavit that she did not find her sex client, allegedly New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, to be a problem

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position....He happens to be very lucky to be who he is."

Geraldine Ferraro, a former vice presidential nominee, in comments Sen. Barack Obama's campaign called offensive and that prompted her to cut ties with the Clinton campaign

"If we're going to talk about Star Wars, we might as well invite Darth Vader. I'm happy to accept."

Vice President Cheney, at a Heritage Foundation event to mark the 25th anniversary of President Reagan's antimissile initiative

"When you're not writing your stories, you're really not half bad."

President Bush, joking at the annual Gridiron Club dinner

"I wish the election was being held tomorrow. I'm bored!"

Tom Hanks, actor and supporter of Sen. Barack Obama

Sources: The Smoking Gun, New York Times, Examiner, USA Today