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    Talking Points

    “”I’ll be leaving ‘Opus’ in a way that it should be very clear that this time there’s no going back home.””
    – cartoonist Berkeley Breathed on the end of his comic strip “”Opus,”” which he will retire next month, Oct. 6

    “”Professionally, I would say the best decision I made was to try to get in NASA.””
    – former astronaut Frank Borman, leader of the first expedition to orbit the Moon, addressing an audience at the UA, Oct. 13

    “”He was OK otherwise, but he said, ‘I can see Russia from here.’ “”
    – MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann, guest-starring on NBC’s Football Night in America, commenting on Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards being knocked out of the game, Oct. 12

    “”Government owning a stake in any private U.S. company is objectionable to most Americans, me included. Yet the alternative of leaving businesses and consumers without access to financing is totally unacceptable.””
    – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson,
    Oct. 14
    “”I was astonished to hear (Barack Obama) say that he was surprised I didn’t have the guts.””
    – John McCain, on whether he would bring up William Ayers during tonight’s presidential debate, Oct. 14, 2008

    “”It’s part of the game. You just kind of
    move on.””
    – UA head coach Mike Stoops on football losses, quoted in Arizona Daily Wildcat, Oct. 14

    “”What’s troubling here is not only the candidates’ loose inflammatory talk but also their refusal to step in promptly and strongly when someone responds to it with bloodthirsty threats in a crowded arena. … The McCain campaign has crossed the line between tough negative campaigning and inciting vigilantism, and each day the mob howls louder. The onus is on the man who says he puts his country first to call off the dogs, pit bulls and otherwise.””
    – Frank Rich, “”The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama,”” The New York Times, Oct. 11

    “”During these volatile times, it is very important to continue as best we can with the business of The University of Arizona: education, research, creative inquiry and community engagement. … Effective immediately and until further notice there is a hiring freeze in place for all positions funded by state or locally allocated sources.””
    – UA President Robert Shelton, Provost Meredith Hay and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Joel Valdez, Oct. 10

    “”The only public events that have so far featured (John McCain’s) absurd choice of running mate have shown her to be a deceiving and unscrupulous woman utterly unversed in any of the needful political discourses but easily trained to utter preposterous lies and – to appeal to the basest element of her audience.””
    – Christopher Hitchens,,
    Oct. 13

    “”It’s a great fantasy and it happened. It’s bigger than fiction.””
    – director Oliver Stone on the subject of his new film “”W,”” Oct. 13

    “”It’s a total surprise.””
    – economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, on receiving the Nobel Prize,
    in economics, Oct. 13

    “”Let John McCain be John McCain, a Great Warrior and Leader of Men and Women, who sees a distant shore where the best of this land can gather and put behind them the scrapping and the greed and the disingenuous to pick up the markers left for us by the great men of our history, from Henry, Paine, Jefferson, Washington, Madison to Lincoln, the first Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan. Men immune from the petty temptations to acquire wealth from the citizens for they saw a much brighter reward – to lead and to uplift.””
    – Joe McCain, the candidate’s brother,
    Oct. 14

    “”In the spirit of the election season, in keeping with the Halloween tradition of scaring one’s friends and to show that they will not go to war without a sense of humour, Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan have reportedly decided to dress as Sarah Palin and her husband Todd for Halloween.””
    – WELT Online, Oct. 14

    “”Speaking as a father, a day doesn’t pass where I wish the evidence that we have gathered didn’t add up to the painfully obvious.””
    – Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary on indictment of Casey Anthony on charges of killing her daughter, Caylee Anthony, Oct. 14

    “”I was totally obliterated out of my mind. He must have thought I was crazy.””
    – Maureen McCormick, of “”The Brady Bunch”” fame, on her one date with Steve Martin in the ’70s, Oct. 14

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