* Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean:
I think if we had a three-word message right now it’d be, ‘We can do better.’
* Network Nine newsreader Ellen Fanning following Steve Forbes’ observation that Condi Rice would be an “infinitely superior” President to Hillary Clinton:
Believe him and we could have our first black single woman in the White House. That’ll be the day.
* And ALP treasury spokesman Wayne Swan, commenting on leadership tensions between John Howard and Peter Costello:
(We) cannot continue to have this level of instability at the senior level of the Government.
Swan’s party has changed leadership four times in nine years. The Liberal/National party coalition has had the same leader since 1995.