Quotations of the day

August 31, 2012 - 5:35 AM

"I wish President Obama had succeeded, because I want America to succeed. But his promises gave way to disappointment and division. ... We deserve better." — Mitt Romney, during his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination.

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"I have a battery-operated fan. This is the only thing keeping me going. And a fly swatter to keep the bugs off me — and the most important thing, insect repellent." — Rhyn Pate, a food services worker, as Hurricane Isaac left a soggy mess in Louisiana, with neighborhoods underwater, and many homes without electricity or clean water.

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"Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic. He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him." — Film critic Roger Ebert, in a tweet, after Clint Eastwood ad-libbed to an audience of millions — and one empty chair — on stage at the Republican National Convention in a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.