"Surely the people should receive some deference in deciding when the time is ripe to move from one picture of marriage to another." — Jeffrey Sutton, judge for 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, after the body upheld laws against gay marriage in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
"It was an election about nothing. Republicans made it an election about President Obama. That was their goal. Their mission was to turn out people who were angry, people who were displeased with the job the president has done." — Steve Rosenthal, president of the Democratic-leaning Organizing Group, who jokingly called this the "Seinfeld" election for Democrats in that they had no national message that resonated with their voters.
"Whatever that (SEAL) ethos is, is between the SEALS. The 9/11 families are the beneficiaries of any rules he might have broken or whatever lines he might have crossed." — Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles Burlingame was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, on Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the fatal shots that took down Osama bin Laden.