Rudy Giuliani on why his mistress Judith Nathan needed police protection: "These were all based upon threat assessments made by the New York City Police Department ... of what was necessary to protect her life, my life, other people's lives. Every single thing done here was done based upon the assessment of someone else that this was necessary." The problem, according to the New York Daily News, is that Nathan was protected by taxpayers months before the affair was revealed in May 2000.
Fred Thompson seeking some love: "Can I have a round of applause?" That remark, according to the New York Times drew a "rustle of clapping and some laughter." The sad thing is that this remark in October has been the highlight of the Tennessee Republican's moribund campaign.
President Bush on Iran's non-existent nuclear threat: "I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them (Iran) from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." That was October 18. In December, the Administration said intelligence showed that Iran had quit its nuclear program in 2003.