Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | August 30, 2012 | 3:35 AM EDT

"The present administration has made its choices. And Mitt Romney and I have made ours. Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic problems." — Paul Ryan, during his vice presidential acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


"The storm stayed over the top of us. For Katrina, we got 8 inches of water. Now we have 13 feet." — Electrician Joshua Brockhaus, after rescuing flood-stranded neighbors after Hurricane Isaac caused significant flooding damage in a rural fishing community south of New Orleans.


"The national average will keep ticking higher, and it's going to be noticeable." — Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at Gasbuddy.com, as the national average price of a gallon of gas jumped almost five cents to $3.80, the highest ever for this date.