Perspectives

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"I know you think it's crazy, but I kind of like to see Barack and Hillary fight."

Former president Bill Clinton, stumping for his wife in South Carolina, suggesting that Democrats who are worried about the campaign rancor should lighten up and "let 'em at it"

"If they thought locking themselves in the garage with the car running would help them win a gold medal, I'm sure they would do it."

Randy Wilber, a physiologist for the United States Olympic Committee, on his efforts to steer American athletes away from training for the smog-filled Beijing Games by breathing in noxious air

"That [injury] form will be filled out completely, and I can't wait to get it to you. I know you're anxious."

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, teasing reporters about the status of quarterback Tom Brady, who was spotted wearing a protective boot less than two weeks before Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants

"If you're a Southern conservative and you can't make it in South Carolina, it's over."

Political analyst Bill Bennett, on former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race last week after a third-place showing in the South Carolina primary

"If I had the chance, I would have spit in his face. …