Undated (AP) _ ''I don't know why he's got me in the cultural elite except I can spell potato.'' - Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, chiding Vice President Dan Quayle.

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''I think he's got it together. He looks good ... a little country clubbish, (but) like a real human being.'' - Joey Borden, 29, of Newport Beach, Calif., describing President Bush, who took a quick walk on a California beach Friday.

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''Unless we take ... action on this bill within the next two weeks, there are going to be no emergency benefits for hundreds of thousands of long-term unemployed workers across this nation.'' - Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas, urging a quick compromise on the House and Senate versions of a bill that would extend jobless benefits.