Quotes of the Day: ‘That wasn’t a negotiation. That was a pep talk’

By Sadie Bass

Dec 7, 2009 11:51am

“There’s a limit on how much gases you can put in before Mother nature shows you what the climate system will do.  And Mother Nature bats last.” — Richard Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at Climate Change meetings in Copenhagen

“That wasn't a negotiation. That was a pep talk.” – President Obama, leaving a Sunday meeting with Senate Democrats on health-care reform

“I don't consider this an exit strategy. And I try to avoid using that term.” — Defense Secretary Robert Gates, to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos

“Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts…And when you don’t, you end up in a place like this.” — Sarah Palin, at the Gridiron Club.

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