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    Talking Points

    “”The consequences will grow worse each day if you do not act. … Our country is not facing a choice between action and the smooth functioning of the free market. We are facing a choice between action and the real prospect of financial hardship.””
    – President Bush addressing Congress,
    Sept. 30, 2008

    “”What do we owe the Iraqi people? What do we owe ourselves? What is in our national interest? And with our economy melting down, how long can we spend $10 billion a month waiting to decide? There are no easy answers to these questions. But we cannot hide them behind cheap talk of ‘victory’ and incoherent fear-mongering.””
    – Gary Kamiya, “”Remember Iraq?””
    Salon.com, Sept. 30, 2008

    “”Many constituents weighed in very heavily with members against this (bailout plan) because of their perception that it was a Wall Street bailout. They’re very angry at Washington insiders and Wall Street. … I’m not sure how many Americans truly understand the impact of this. But they are beginning to.””
    – John McCain, ABC News, Sept. 30, 2008

    “”How extraordinary to find that, for two straight days, the American media would preoccupy themselves with the question of who had the greater right – in a debate over foreign-policy “”experience,”” of all things – to quote Henry Kissinger. … the true farce and disgrace is that this increasingly glassy-eyed old blunderer and war criminal, who has been wrong on everything since he first authorized illicit wiretapping for the Nixon gang, should be cited as an authority by either nominee, let alone by both of them.””
    – Christopher Hitchens, “”Disregarding Henry,”” Slate.com, Sept. 28, 2008

    “”Facing a billion-dollar deficit again, does anybody think the state is going to give us the resources we need? There’s zero chance of that happening.””
    – Regent Fred DuVal, arguing for giving university presidents greater leeway in raising tuition, Sept. 25, 2008

    COURIC: I know you’ve said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?
    PALIN: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.
    COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
    PALIN: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.
    – “”CBS Evening News With Katie Couric,”” Sept. 24, 2008

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