Quotes of the Day: ‘Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion?’

By Sadie Bass

Nov 18, 2009 11:23am

“Look, the bottom line is that we do check [data sent to the federal government]. But what happens is the initial report comes in cold. We don't — of the 130,000 reports that come in as to what they did with the money, we're now going through it.” — Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, following ABC News’ Jonathan Karl’s reports on faulty information on Recovery.org

“Fix the problem, the blessed problem, so that we're getting accurate information. I don't care what people's bureaucratic niceties are, or how hard it is to do it.” – Congressman David Obey (D-Wisconsin), to ABC’s Karl

"Did any provision of the Constitution guarantee a right to abortion? No one thought so for almost two centuries after the founding. Did any provision in the Constitution guarantee a right to homosexual sodomy? Same answer." – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to students at Ohio State University

He would smoke me if we were on opposite teams.” – Sarah Palin to ABC’s Barbara Walters, on the prospect of playing basketball with President Obama

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