Quotes of the Day

By Sadie Bass

Oct 21, 2009 12:02pm

“American medicine has overpromised when it comes to screening. The advantages to screening have been exaggerated.” – Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer, The American Cancer Society, explaining a new message that the society is considering on the value of screening for certain cancers

“Over the last five days in Afghanistan, John Kerry acted more like a Secretary of State than a Senator, playing the central role in brokering an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to accept a new presidential election.  As Kerry engaged in shuttle diplomacy – going back and forth between the Karzai and Abdullah camps and between Afghanistan and Pakistan – top Obama administration officials, including Hillary Clinton and Richard Holbrooke were thousands of miles away in Washington.” – ABC’s Jonathan Karl
“We should never again have to face potential calamity because of the reckless speculation and deceptive practices and short-sightedness and self-interestedness from a few. So if there are members of the financial industry in the audience today, I will ask that you join with us in passing what are necessary reforms — don’t fight them, join us on it.” – President Obama, at a New York fundraiser

“I have not been involved in such an open and transparent process as this. I'm very, very proud that we have done it.” — Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., before heading back behind closed doors to meet on health care

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