"A junkie can go sell his television and sell the radio and pay for a fix. But sooner or later ... he's got to face his addiction. I would prefer to have us face our addiction." — State Treasurer John Kennedy on Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposed "fire sale" of state prisons and land holdings to help close the 2011 budget shortfall. Kennedy and others are urging the governor to come up with a long-term, rather than a one-time, solution to funding.
"Obviously, you just want to punch your ticket to the big show — and we've done that." — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the day after the team defeated the Atlanta Falcons 17-14, clinching its second playoff berth in as many years.