Quotes of the Day: ‘A lot has been made of this number 60′

By Tom Johnson

Jul 7, 2009 10:28am

“Ultimately we're going to have to see whether a country like Russia is willing to work with us to apply pressure on Iran to take a path toward international respectability, as opposed to the path they're on. That's not something we're going to know the results of for several more months as we continue to do the hard diplomatic work of putting this coalition together to tell Iran: make the better choice.” — President Barack Obama, to ABC's Jake Tapper in Moscow

“You know, this is part of American culture. Michael Jackson, like Elvis, like Sinatra, when somebody who's captivated the imagination of the country for that long passes away, people pay attention. And I assume at some point people will start focusing again on things like nuclear weapons.” — the President again, in same interview

Don’t know what the future holds, I'm not gonna shut any door, that, who knows what door’s open – I can’t predict what the next fish run’s gonna look like down on the Nushagak, so I certainly cant predict what’s gonna happen in the next couple of years." — Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, to ABC's Kate Snow

"The events of the past two weeks have been as divisive as they have been disappointing for Republicans. But today has brought a large measure of resolution to a sad chapter in our State Party’s history.  Republicans came together to speak with a unified voice, and now is the time for healing.  Now is the time for healing for the Sanford family.  We must pray for them – Mark, Jenny and their four beautiful boys.  Now is the time for healing for the Republican Party." — South Carolina Republican Party Chairwoman Karen Floyd, after the Party State Executive Committee voted to censure Governor Mark Sanford

A lot has been made of this number sixty. The number I'm focused on is the number two. I see myself as the second senator from the state of Minnesota.” – Al Franken, sworn in today at the U.S. Senate

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