Quotes of the Day

By Sadie Bass

Sep 21, 2009 10:56am

"My totally unscientific poll suggests that people who don't like him think he's talking too much.  Those who do like him think he isn't.  People kept asking me what I would advise the president.  My short answer was speak only to CBS." — Bob Schieffer, CBS News

"Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the near-term (next 12 months) — while Afghan security capacity matures — risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible." — General Stanley A. McChrystal, in his assessment

"I’m still a candidate.  I'm still running for governor…I'm not going to comment or discuss confidential conversations." — New York Governor David Paterson, following reports that the White House has asked him not to run for re-election

They are the biggest bunch of crybabies I have dealt with in my 30 years in Washington.” — Chris Wallace, Fox News, on White House staffers, in the wake of the White House decision to leave Fox out of the round-robin interviews with the President

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