George W. Bush

“I own a timber company? Need some wood?”

— Bush, refuting Sen. John Kerry’s statement that
he received $84 income from a small business, during the second
debate on Oct. 8, 2004.

 

“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in
Texas is called “ ‘walking.’ ”

— Bush, during his acceptance speech at the Republican
National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York, on Sept.
2, 2004.

 

“Because a caring society will value its weakest members,
we must make a place for the unborn child.”

— Bush, during his acceptance speech at the Republican
National Convention on Sept. 2, 2004.

 

“I proposed a constitutional amendment. The reason I did
so was because I was worried that activist judges are actually
defining the definition of marriage, and the surest way to protect
marriage between a man and woman is to amend the
Constitution.”

— President Bush, regarding his stance on gay marriage,
during the third presidential debate on Oct. 13, 2004.

 

John Kerry

“My friends, that’s trickle-down economics, and I
believe every worker in America is tired of being trickled on by
George W. Bush.”

— Sen. John Kerry speaking at a Democratic candidate
forum sponsored by the AFL-CIO on Aug. 6, 2003.

 

“Did the training wheels fall off?”

— Kerry, mocking President Bush, on May 22, 2004, in
front of the press, after the president fell off a bicycle earlier
in the day.

 

“The big hang-up was George Bush wanted lifelines, you
know, so he could call somebody.”

— Kerry, discussing the delay in debate scheduling,
during a Sept. 21, 2004 appearance on “Live with Regis &
Kelly.”

 

“I wanted to have John Edwards stand. Dick Cheney wanted
to sit. We compromised and now George Bush is going to sit on Dick
Cheney’s lap.”

— Kerry during a Sept. 21, 2004 appearance on
“The Late Show with David Letterman,” responding to the
debate rules approved by both candidates.

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