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It's kind of like virginity. It is hard to get back."

Pollster JOHN ZOGBY on President Bush regaining public trust

The Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion."

Supreme Court nominee SAMUEL ALITO, in a 1985 application for a senior position in the Reagan administration

I was an advocate seeking a job. It was a political job, and that was 1985."

ALITO, distancing himself from remarks that indicate he is antiabortion rights

[The Bush administration] manipulated and cherry-picked intelligence to hype the threat."

Senate Minority Leader HARRY REID, on the run-up to the Iraq war

The president and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone, but we're not going to sit by and let them rewrite history."

Vice President DICK CHENEY, firing back at congressmen who voted for the invasion but are questioning it now

He graciously accepted it, and said there was a breakdown in communication but not in trust."

BOB WOODWARD, apologizing to The Washington Post for failing to reveal his involvement in the Valerie Plame scandal

I hope young girls will see me as a role model that will inspire them."

ELLEN JOHSON-SIRLEAF, the first elected female president of Liberia

I just pray to God that she doesn't go back to a life of crime."

DAVID LETTERMAN, after Martha Stewart's TV show was canceled

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