Quotations of the day

“I’m a born-free American woman. I’m telling my government, ‘You’ve forgotten your place.’” — Becky Gerritson, president of the Wetumpka Tea Party of Alabama, to lawmakers investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

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“Not every single commander necessarily wants women in the force. Not every single commander believes what a sexual assault is. Not every single commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and a rape because they merge all of these crimes together. — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., as senior military leaders were grilled by senators on sexual assaults in their ranks.

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“I’ve only got a month to ruin the university. I’ve got to get at it.” — Ohio State University President Gordon Gee quipped as he announced his retirement after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame.

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