Quotes of the Morning

By Sadie Bass

Aug 11, 2009 9:39am

"She understood deeply the lesson our mother and father taught us — much is expected of those to whom much has been given." — Senator Edward Kennedy, on the death this morning of his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver
 
"President Obama's plan will end unfair insurance practices like denying coverage for a pre-existing condition, outrageous out-of-pocket expenses, and dropping coverage when you get too sick. Health insurance reform means your family's care comes first, not insurance industry profits." — from Democratic National Committee's new ad — titled "What's In It for Us"

"You're talking about hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts in spending to Medicare. That's why I think you see the members of the AARP separated from the leadership on this issue, because they are just plain scared because they don't know what it means for them." — Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle (R)

"You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?  My husband is not Secretary of State, I am. If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband." — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to a Congolese university student. (It was later discovered that the question had been badly translated — the student had actually been asking person who asked Clinton about President Obama's opinions, not former President Clinton's.

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