"This is a challenging time for America and one thing I will do is I will finally cut federal spending, encourage growth and as a result of those two things get America to a balanced budget." — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney calling the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's warnings of a new recession — including unemployment rates of more than 9 percent by late next year — if Washington continues its stalemate over taxes and spending cuts "unacceptable."
"Why on earth would anybody cover up for a known child predator? Adverse publicity? For heaven's sake! Every day I had to make some decision that got adverse publicity." — Ousted Penn State president Graham Spanier attacking a university-backed report on the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, calling it a "blundering and indefensible indictment."
"I apologize to the fans, to my teammates and to the Oakland A's. I accept responsibility for my actions and I will serve my suspension as required by the joint drug program." — Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics in a statement after being suspended for 50 games after a positive test.