Quotations of the day

“He is a sexual predator. He has abused the power of his office. He can’t possibly lead or possibly reclaim his ability to lead.” — Rachel Laing, spokeswoman for the recall campaign against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

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“We will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people or the torching the nation and terrorizing the citizens. I am not threatening anyone. … If the goal is to destroy the country and the people, no!” — Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, Egypt’s military leader, vowing to tolerate no more violence after days of clashes that killed nearly 900 people.

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“It’s obviously an odd situation there. The game has a way of policing itself.” — Alex Rodriguez after he was hit by a pitch and the dugouts emptied during the New York Yankees’ 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox.

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