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.


“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.


“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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