Quotes of note

July 31, 2010

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“Can I get out of here, please?’’ — Senator JOHN KERRY, to reporters trying to ask him about the yacht he keeps docked in Rhode Island, potentially saving him hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes.

“I’m good enough to borrow a plane from, but not good enough to be invited to the wedding?’’ — A FRIEND of the Clintons, complaining anonymously that he or she wasn’t invited to Chelsea’s wedding, set to take place today in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

“There is a substantial likelihood that officers will wrongfully arrest legal resident aliens. By enforcing this statute, Arizona would impose a ‘distinct, unusual and extraordinary’ burden on legal resident aliens that only the federal government has the authority to impose.’’ — Judge SUSAN BOLTON, blocking certain parts of Arizona’s new immigration law from going into effect

“Sixty years ago I survived a Chinese attack in North Korea and as a result I wrote a book saying that I hadn’t had a bad day since. Today I have to reassess that statement.’’ — Rep. CHARLIE RANGEL, after it was announced he faced 13 charges of ethics violations

“Facebook now has more than 500 million users, which may help explain why unemployment is around 10 percent.’’ — JIMMY KIMMEL

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