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Issue Date:  May 26, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“Democrats worry about the materialism of our country, what’s on television that our kids are seeing, and the lack of spirituality.”

-- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean on what Christian evangelicals and Democrats have in common

“Don’t let anyone tell you that Ken Lay did not go down with the ship. He did.”

-- Bruce Collins, defense lawyer for the former Enron chief, cited the millions of dollars in stock Lay held as evidence that he did not believe Enron was failing. With Enron’s bankruptcy, 90 percent of Lay’s wealth evaporated, he said.

“That imaginative man made a profit on us.”

-- Opus Dei head Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez on Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code

“Sending troops is only going to strengthen crime on the border, as it creates a market for the human smugglers.”

-- Rebeca Rodriguez of the Center for Frontier Studies and Promotion of Human Rights in Reynosa, Texas. She said smugglers in the area had already boosted their fees by 300-400 percent.

“Where I need the Ten Commandments is in my heart. It does no good for me to have it sitting in the Montgomery County Courthouse.”

-- Mark Kellner of the Adventist News Network explaining why his church did not participate in the May 6 and 7 protests over the removal of the Ten Commandments from public places

National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2006

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