"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter. I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated." — A statement by Sen. Michael Crapo of Idaho after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb.
"If it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. I think the American people think it's crazy not to do it. It's the one thing that would keep people safe." — Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association gun-rights lobby, in addressing the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in which a gunman killed 20 students and six school staff members.
"You feel so torn because you don't want to move on in your life and leave others behind. We're not ever going to leave any of those families behind. They're our families forever."— Lisa Terifay, who has two children at Sandy Hook Elementary who survived the shooting in the Conn. community, speaking about celebrating Christmas while grieving for those lost in the shooting.