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Quotes of the Week

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  "Kill the head and the body will die. Kill the head and the body will die. We've got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill [San Francisco 49ers halfback] Frank Gore's head. We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways. Little 32 [halfback Kendall Hunter], we want to knock the f— out of him. He has no idea what he's in for. When he's on the sidelines we've gotta turn that motherf— over, turn their coaches over, turn the spectators over, go get that motherf— on the sidelines. It's a great game. It's a production business." — Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, addressing the team before the Saints played the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 postseason. The taped speech was released by filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who was in the locker room making a film about former Saint Steve Gleason. The recording surfaced just as Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis were preparing to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appeal their sanctions in the Saints bounty scandal.

  "Insurance companies are the absolute worst people to handle this kind of business. I trust the government more than insurance companies. If the government wants to put forth a policy where they will pay for everything and you won't have to go through an insurance policy, that'd be a whole lot better." — Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, explaining to the website ThinkProgress.org that his stated opposition to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) seems to be that it's not a single-payer health care system.

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