Quotations of the day

October 20, 2012 - 4:33 AM

"He's forgetting what his own positions are, and he's betting that you will too. We've got to name this condition that he's going through. I think it's called Romnesia." — President Barack Obama on Republican rival Mitt Romney, who countered by calling the moniker "silly word games."

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"I believe everybody has a purpose on this earth. I think this Sunday Jake will define his purpose, and that's to make Kateri a saint." — Elsa Finkbonner, whose son Jake was cured from a near-fatal infection in 2006, leading to the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a 17th-century Native American.

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"The Scouts have got to expose, list and severely punish every former employee or volunteer who ignored or concealed child sex crimes. Nothing will have a quicker and more long-lasting impact of changing the culture of recklessness and secrecy." — David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, after the release of documents showing the Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of decades of sexual abuse.