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Dispatches Quotables

"Don't tell mama I'm for Obama."

Unofficial slogan of staffers for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), according to the Washington Post, with "mama" being a reference to former first lady and fellow Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), who is also a likely 2008 presidential candidate.

"Everybody's going to be fighting for oxygen at a very high altitude."

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on the potential of heavyweight presidential candidates in the Senate, such as Sens. Obama and Clinton, overshadowing colleagues and the Democratic agenda.


Selling price at an auction Dec. 7, for Charles White's 1979 Heisman Trophy.

"Pat said if we get there, she'd give me a pass."

San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer on his 40th wedding anniversary to wife Pat and this season's Super Bowl falling on the same day, Feb. 4. The Chargers have the best record in the AFC.

"Does that mean I have to re-not answer it?"

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow to New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg after Rutenberg said he wanted to re-ask a question about Iraq.