Quotes + numbers, January 27, 2006

Golden kidney stone
By EDITORIAL  |  January 28, 2006

Number of minimum-wage workers it takes to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Greater Boston.

$34 million
Amount the Republican National Committee has in the bank.

$5.5 million
the Democratic National Committee has in the bank.

Amount that online casino GoldenPalace.com paid for a kidney stone that William Shatner passed last year. The proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

“Osama bin Laden is going to die of kidney failure before he’s killed by Karl Rove and his crowd.”
- Senator John Kerry, during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, speaking about the Bush administration’s inability to catch bin Laden.

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