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Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Quote-a-palooza
"It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn." —George Washington

"The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it is accurate, it follows that it is fair." —Herbert Swope

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." —William Cowper

"There is too much power in Washington and too much power in government, and not enough power at the grassroots and not enough power with the average American." —Newt Gingrich

"The 'minimum wage' is...a legal barrier to trade in labor. As economists have long argued, higher minimum wage laws lead to less employment." —Paul Jacob

"When I was a kid everyone knew who [George] Washington was and what he accomplished, but few kids know about him today—few understand how unique our political system is and how the incredible bounty we enjoy can be laid at the feet of Washington. Thus, all that Presidents Day is for a lot of folks is the best day of the year to get good deals on furniture and linen." —Tom Purcell

Jay Leno: I did something dumb this weekend—I walked into a Muslim bakery and asked for a Danish. ... At the Olympics they had the premiere of a new event called "boardercross." Boardercross? I'd never heard of boardercross. But I figure if there was ever an event where Mexico is going to win the gold this would be it. ... NBC now has 418 hours of Olympic viewing. I think this is day 112 of Olympics. You know what NBC normally calls 418 hours of programming? "Law and Order." ... Hillary Clinton blasted the Vice President for failing to disclose all the facts [about his hunting accident]. She wants Dick Cheney to give exact details. You know like, "How do you shoot someone and make it look like an accident?" ... Hillary said that she finds the administration's refusal to level with the American people "troubling." She also finds it somewhat nostalgic.

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