* “I didn’t know what to think. I had never seen it.” – Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor about her March appearance on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.


* “T.K. (Wetherell) and I have talked about this. The reason there is some sense of urgency is we’re in the middle of this (university) presidential search and the last thing we want to do is have a brand new president…faced with having to deal with this problem.” – Jim Smith, chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees, on the need to expedite a decision on football coach Bobby Bowden.


* “It’s better for military advice to come up through the chain of command.” — Retired Gen. James Jones, White House national security advisor, on the appropriateness of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s recent public comments about needing up to 40,000 more troops in Afghanistan.


* “We’re trying to save jobs, not increase wages.” — Mike Young, Amalgamated Transit Unions (Local 1464) secretary on the quid pro quo of forgoing cost-of-living as well as merit raises in exchange for keeping jobs.


* “It shows that the federal government is taking the lead. This is a big deal.” – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in announcing that federal employees are now banned from text messaging when they are behind the wheel of government vehicles or even when they are in their own cars on government business or using government-issued phones.


* “Right now I’d give anything to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail.” – David Letterman at the top of his Monday night monologue.

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