A Cincinnati Enquirer columnist chastised Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky for making a joke at a GOP dinner at which he said his likely competitor in the fall, who is Italian-American, looked like Odai and Qusai Hussein, Saddam's dead sons. the crowd reacted with laughter -- along with some gasps. --Salon.com // Jim Bunning (R-KY), 3/31/04 "Luckily for Cleland's political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it (lose 3 limbs) while in Vietnam." -Ann Coulter 2/04 "If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years we would not have had the kind of job growth we've had." -Dick Cheney. "The fact of the matter is that this (increased American casualties) is a sign of the success of our operation, not its failure." -Ralph Reed, GOP strategist, on MSNBC's program 'Hardball,' 10/28/03 "Nothing is more important in the face of war than cutting taxes." -House Majority Whip Tom DeLay when asked why the Bush Administration wanted more tax cuts when the U.S. was involved in a war with an unknown price tag and the government had a record deficit of more than $300 Billion in 2003.