"It hardly needs to be said that the public needs no protection from Eddie Price." — Attorney Ralph Whalen, in a sentencing memo to U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman regarding his client, the former mayor of Mandeville. In April 2008, Price drove his city-owned SUV through a Causeway tollbooth gate around midnight with his lights off and fled the scene when ordered to stop. Feldman sentenced Price to 64 months in federal prison for tax evasion and other convictions.
"It's like this huge committee down there, and every decision that we try to implement, any one person on that committee has absolute veto power." — Ala. Gov. Bob Riley, on the BP/Coast Guard cleanup crews and their lack of centralized leadership