"Good morning committee, guests, witnesses, masochists. Ms. Hudson, would you call the roll, please?" — Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chasse, using his authority as chairman to welcome everyone in attendance at last week's meeting of the House Criminal Justice Committee.
"We do believe in limited government, but the federal government does have a few core responsibilities." — Kyle Plotkin, Gov. Bobby Jindal's spokesman, threading the needle as to why Jindal is zealously pursuing federal disaster relief for the Gulf oil catastrophe.