Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 1:58 PM

"I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone." Tiger Woods, in a statement following a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with him.


"Failure in Afghanistan would mean a Taliban takeover of much, if not most, of the country and likely a renewed civil war. Taliban-ruled areas could in short order become, once again, a sanctuary for al-Qaida as well as a staging area for resurgent militant groups on the offensive in Pakistan." Defense Secretary Robert Gates in prepared testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.


"Just let it go. We're no organized crime family. We're a family. That's all we are." Victoria Gotti, John "Junior" Gotti's sister, asked about a possibility of another trial after jurors deadlocked in the racketeering trial of her brother.