Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Feb 09, 2013 6:17 AM

"A little snow doesn't scare me. But if we were talking about the type of damage that Sandy did, I'd be gone. I would leave New York right now." — Leeann Rivera, 43, stocking up at the only major grocery store still open in the Superstorm Sandy-ravaged Far Rockaway section of Queens in New York City.


"There's been way more continuity than I think anyone expected, and certainly than candidate Obama had led anyone to expect. I just think he put his tail between his legs. The national security establishment has become so huge and powerful that he's probably gotten somewhat co-opted despite himself and despite his better judgments and inclinations." — Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, on President Barack Obama's approach to the war on terror.


"Unless he is an expert in living in the California mountains in this time of year, he is going to be hurting. Cold is a huge stress factor. ... Not everybody is 'Survivorman.'" — Former Navy SEAL Clint Sparks, who works in tactical training and security, on law enforcement's hunt for Christopher Dorner in the San Bernardino Mountains. The former Los Angeles police officer is suspected of going on a deadly rampage to get back at those he blamed for ending his career.