Out Loud: May 2, 2008

The best quotes of the week.

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"When Louis Farrakhan speaks, it's like E. F. Hutton speaks. All black America listens."

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's former minister, during an inflammatory speech denounced by Obama

"I'm riding shotgun!"

Sen. Hillary Clinton, thrilled to be riding in the passenger seat of a pickup

"I want them to feel that they are somebody and their congressman is somebody. And when they say, 'This is nice,' it feels good."

Rep. Charles Rangel, on why he leases at taxpayers' expense a $778-a-month Cadillac DeVille

"We're going to send Jessica Simpson to the Democratic National Convention."

President Bush, greeting the New York Giants, Super Bowl champs, in a joke about Simpson, the singer-actress who was considered a distraction to her boyfriend, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, last season

Sources: USA Today, Washington Times, New York Times, White House