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Issue No. 1919

“Well, it doesn’t seem to be an entirely unanimous vote.”

MICHAEL HOWARD, Tory leader after the audience booed him when he collected his GQ magazine politician of the year award

“I truly feel that the president wanted to take the focus off of him at that time, and I was the perfect vehicle to do so. It’s a bunch of bullshit. Do I vote? Yes, I do. Will I be voting for Bush? Hell, no.”

JANET JACKSON, singer on the furore over the exposure of her nipple at this year’s Superbowl, led by the Bush government which was under pressure over the war

“I was there pretty much every day. I never saw him, and I was there continually from July 1972 to July 1974. If he had been there more than once, I would have seen him.”

LEONARD WALLIS, retired US airforce colonel on George Bush’s claims that he served out his Air National Guard duties at a base in Alabama during the Vietnam War

“I was a young, ambitious politician, doing what I thought was acceptable, that was important to make friends. I would describe it as preferential treatment.”

BEN BARNES, former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives who pulled strings to get Bush into the National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam

“Tony Blair won a standing ovation at the TUC conference…it was limited to three delegates and a reporter”

FINANCIAL TIMES, reporting on the prime minister’s frosty reception in Brighton

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Sat 18 Sep 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1919
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