"He had a lot of friends. I never saw him fighting. He never seemed like a boy who had emotional problems." — Edgardo Arlequin Velez, mayor of the Guayanilla, Puerto Rico hometown of U.S. Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, who killed three people at Fort Hood military base in Texas.
"I'm going to ask two basic questions: Why weren't we specifically told about this if you're asking us for money? And secondly, whose bright idea was this anyway?" — Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Appropriations State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, on ZunZuneo, a U.S. government-financed Cuban communications network designed to undermine the communist government.
"What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married." — "Late Show" host David Letterman joked about his band leader, Paul Shafer, as he announced he will retire sometime next year.