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As they see it.

"I don't know if either party is ready to fall on the sword. Meanwhile, the ranch burns while we're sitting there fighting each other instead of fighting the fire."

--North Carolina Representative Nelson Cole, co-chair of the transportation committee, to the Charlotte Observer, on the state's transportation funding debate.

"A strong person, the people you want to look at, are the people who will look at a bill and say, 'What makes the most sense? What will do the most good? How can I justify that with my core values?' That was the surprise that got me, that there are so many shades of gray."

--Oklahoma Senator Brian Crain to the Tulsa World about being a freshman in the Legislature.

"Everyone loved it, even though they said, sure, it was cheesy at times. But it was raw, natural. It showed me being myself, rather than something contrived."

--Arizona Senator Ed Ableser to about his use of YouTube to take viewers along on a typical day in his life.

"As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don't want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us. Even though we're in economically dire straits, it was the right choice to make."

--Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon to USA Today about Alaska's Eskimo and Indian villages refusing free heating oil from Venezuela, on the patriotic principle that no foreigner has the right to call their president "the devil."

"The political ads are awful. My mother taught me if you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say nothing."

--Tennessee voter Becky Mayer, to the Associated Press, about all the recent political advertising.

"A shooter going in there [a school] may pause to reflect, because they may find a teacher carrying a firearm for self-defense."

--Clark Aposhiana, concealed-weapons instructor, owner of FairWarning Firearm Training, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council and husband of a schoolteacher, to the Utah Deseret Morning News about his free class to public sch ool employees seeking to get their concealed-weapons permit.

"If there is a food product with partially hydrogenated oil on the ingredient list, step back from the box and you won't get hurt."

--Dr. David Katz, a professor of public health at the Yale University School of Medicine to the Christian Science Monitor on the dangers of trans fats.
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Date:Dec 1, 2006
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