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Issue Date:  September 3, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“This really has nothing to do with Bush or Kerry, but more to do with the longer-term shift in the structure of the economy.”

-- Sung Won Sohn, chief economist for Minneapolis-based Wells Fargo bank, commenting on statistics showing a steady, two-decade increase in the income gap between the richest Americans and those at the middle and bottom of the pay scale

“Actors are frightened. They need a safe place to talk about politics.”

-- Character actor Robert Davi who hosts the Sunday Night Club, an informal conservative salon. According to the story "Young and Republican in Hollywood" in The Wall Street Journal, some young actors fear revealing their conservatives views to "the predominately liberal power people in Hollywood.”

“I have found that great parishes often emerge and succeed in spite of the planners -- because they have the wisdom to look to people, not to the institutions, to save them.”

-- Paul Wilkes in Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices

“Kerry’s plan [for troop withdrawal from Iraq] is full of conditional holes and thus no real plan at all.”

-- Michael Goodwin writing in the New York Daily News

“You haven’t experienced the worst suffering of all mankind, and if you [have], trust me, somebody else has felt that way, too. There’s a way out. And it’s to basically surrender and trust that it’ll get better.”

-- Jeff Tweedy, frontman for the rock band Wilco, discussing life and his music in an interview for Paste magazine

National Catholic Reporter, September 3, 2004

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