"They have hijacked our damn democracy. They lobby; they write the laws." — Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, speaking about oil companies to a meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists in New Orleans. Newsweek quoted Honore as taking a shot at a BP flack who had spoken before him; the flack defended BP's track record and criticized "opportunistic" environmentalists. "Regardless of what that kemosabe told you, that dolphin took a hit," Honore told the journalists.