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Issue Date:  March 4, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“Tonight, a billionaire white mayor had to come and respect his memory.”

--The Rev. Al Sharpton noting the appearance of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a program for the 40th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination


--The average cost of signing up an Army recruit in fiscal year 2004. This includes recruiter costs, advertising and enlistment bonuses, according to The Washington Post. The Army’s goal is 80,000 active-duty recruits this year.

“No matter how well you train a wolf to say ‘baaaaaa,’ it doesn’t change an important fact -- he is still a wolf.”

--The Rev. Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition about efforts by the religious left to train liberals and Democrats to speak to religious voters

“[The White House] never really wanted the ‘poor people stuff.’ ”

--David Kuo, former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives, who said the White House has not supported the faith-based programs as it promised

“Strange that movies about Satan always require Catholics. You never see your Presbyterians or Episcopalians hurling down demons.”

--Roger Ebert reviewing the movie “Constantine”

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.”

--Elbert Hubbard, a U.S. author (1856-1915)

National Catholic Reporter, March 4, 2005

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