"While this solely private mission to secure the release of two Americans is on the ground, we will have no comment. We do not want to jeopardize the success of former President Clinton's mission." — White House statement on Bill Clinton's mission to free two Americans held in North Korea
“The one thing that is clear here is that Bill Clinton would not have gone to North Korea unless he was certain that he would be coming back with the two journalists.” – ABC News’ Martha Raddatz
“An excellent resume and an inspiring life story are not enough to qualify one for a lifetime of service on the Supreme Court.” — Senator John McCain
"Enough is enough." – Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner in closed-door meetings with federal regulators, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Geithner was arguing that regulators had been given a chance to air their concerns, but that it was time to stop.
“I told the president, ‘Look, if you'd have done this in Pennsylvania, my life would have been a little easier last spring.’” — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, after the president beat his famously pathetic campaign bowling score of 37 by 107 over the weekend.