Quotable & Notable
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Issue Date:  September 17, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“Christ would not vote for Barack Obama.”

-- Republican candidate Alan Keyes who is running against Democrat Barack Obama for an Illinois Senate seat, quoted in the Chicago Tribune

“In Russia, democracy is who shouts the loudest. In the U.S., it’s who has the most money.”

-- Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking to Western foreign policy experts meeting in Moscow

“If voting worked, they’d make it illegal.”

-- Protester from Minnesota in New York for the Republican convention, heard on National Public Radio

One big winner, many small losers

-- Headline from a story in the Far Eastern Economic Review that says China’s share of the U.S. market for garments will increase from 16 percent to 50 percent after the quota system that has governed the global trade in textiles and garments ends on Jan. 1, 2005

“If you sign up for the standard plan I’ll be happy to go along and shoot your fatherly bonding moment at no extra charge.”

-- Sales pitch of a man trying to get Christian Science Monitor columnist Jeffery Shaffer to buy not “those silly wallet-sized photos” but a video service that would document Shaffer’s daughter’s sophomore year in high school

“No thanks. I think we’re all getting overdocumented these days.”

-- Shaffer’s reply to the sales pitch

National Catholic Reporter, September 17, 2004

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