Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | October 6, 2012 | 4:34 AM EDT

"Stop with the dumb conspiracy theories. Good grief." — Tony Fratto, who worked for President George W. Bush, tweeted after some people expressed skepticism after the government reported a sudden drop in the U.S. unemployment rate one month before Election Day.


"It's killing our pocketbook. You can't budget for it because you don't know what it's going to be. You just have to put in less. Instead of a half-tank, you put in a quarter-tank." — Victor Parrott of Irvine, Calif., after he paid $4.69 a gallon for gas Thursday — 74 cents more than what he paid a week ago.


"With our team it's just a bunch of guys that raised the bar and wouldn't give in and still haven't. Now they get a chance to win to roll the dice, and there's a lot of good card players in there." — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter after the Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 Friday night in a wild-card playoff game.