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Issue Date:  November 26, 2004

Quotable & Notable

“Mr. Bush may conclude that the hard-charging Mr. Rumsfeld needs to be kept on … no matter whom this upsets. And a second Bush administration with Mr. Rumsfeld but without Mr. Powell is bound to cause dismay in many parts of the world.”

-- Editorial comment from The Economist of London

“The commissioners [of the Federal Communications Commission] are fearful of the new Congress.”

-- Ray Cole of Citadel Communications, which owns television stations in Iowa and Nebraska, explaining that the company decided not to air “Saving Private Ryan” on Veterans Day out of concern for FCC sanctions

“In your reelection, God has graciously granted America -- though she doesn’t deserve it -- a reprieve from the agenda of paganism.”

-- A note sent to President George W. Bush from Bob Jones III, president of Bob Jones University in South Carolina

“They’ll yell something like ‘commie’ or ‘pacifist,’ but then flee when they find out you are neither, especially the latter.”

-- Marine Corps veteran and Kerry supporter Jim Jones, writing for Salon Nov. 1, on encounters with Bush supporters while he volunteered in the get-out-the-vote effort in Florida

National Catholic Reporter, November 26, 2004

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