Quotable & Notable
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Issue Date:  October 6, 2006

Quotable & Notable

“Whether your product is a candidate, a hamburger or the word of God, the challenge is the same.”

-- Matthew J. Dowd, chief strategist for President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and author of Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business and Religious Leaders Connect With the New American Community

“NBC is trying to take God and the Bible out of one of the most popular and successful children’s animated series ever.”

-- Brent Bozell of the Parents Television Council reacting to the announcement that NBC-TV will give the 10 a.m. slot in its Saturday morning lineup to the religious “VeggieTales” cartoon but it is editing out references to God

“From now until I leave office I will dedicate myself ... to advancing peace between Israel and Palestine ... because peace in the Middle East is a defeat for terrorism.”

-- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, from the speech officially announcing to his party that he will resign within 12 months

“Frodo failed; Bush has the ring.”

-- Seen on a bumper sticker

“President Bush always says, ‘If we don’t fight [terrorists] in Iraq, we’ll be fighting them in our streets.’ But why are they fighting them in our streets?”

-- CNN correspondent Nic Robertson citing Iraqi sentiments in Baghdad in a report that noted that Iraq was not a terrorist haven until after the United States invaded the country

National Catholic Reporter, October 6, 2006

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