Out Loud: June 6, 2008

The best quotes of the week.

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"We had Cheneys on both sides of the family—and we don't even live in West Virginia."

Vice President Cheney, making a joke about his family tree. He later apologized to West Virginians.

"If you take that 50 percent who just don't want to vote for Clinton and add it to whatever element there might be who don't think Obama is white enough or old enough or experienced enough or because he's got a middle name that sounds Arab, you could have the worst of both worlds."

Jimmy Carter, the former president, decrying the idea of a Democratic ticket teaming Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

"He's sleazy. He's a really dishonest reporter."

Bill Clinton on Vanity Fair reporter Todd Purdum, who is married to Clinton's ex-spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers, after reading Purdum's story critical of the former president

Sources: New York Times, CNN, Boston Herald