"Domestic violence is a crime that quietly poisons our families and society . . . We will continue to attack this cowardly crime on all fronts to ensure the women and children of this state can live their lives free from terror and abuse."
-- Gov. Pataki, launching a statewide program aimed at raising public awareness about domestic violence
"It is because I owe America more than she has ever owed me that I am a candidate for president of the United States."
-- Arizona Sen. John McCain, commenting as he officially opened his Republican presidential campaign