Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"I'll be unleashing the box step."President-elect George W. Bush, looking forward to the Inaugural balls

"So long as the game in Washington is a game of search and destroy, I think we will have very few people who are willing to do what I did, which was to put myself through this in order to serve." Linda Chavez, withdrawing her nomination for secretary of Labor amid controversy about an illegal immigrant she housed and supported in the early '90s

"By the time it was over, our candidate had won the popular vote, and the only way they could win the election was to stop the voting in Florida." President Bill Clinton, during a Democratic rally in Chicago

"You've got approval." FCC Commissioner Susan Ness, mimicking AOL's you've got mail message while giving final approval for the company's merger with Time Warner

"I only have on one layer of makeup. I'm incognito." Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, upon being recognized while shopping at Target

"You can never have a closed mind about these things, but we prefer that people cook with it." Procter & Gamble representative Shanae Gibbs, after learning that controversial attorney general nominee John Ashcroft was anointed with P&G's Crisco oil before being sworn in as a Missouri senator

"As you can imagine, I'm mad as hell! The sanctity of my home has been violated." South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, announcing the firing of the state prisons director following a prisoner sex scandal in the governor's mansion. …

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