"His remark was not intended to be a factual statement." — A spokesman for Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., offering a unique explanation one day after Kyl said on the Senate floor that performing abortions is "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." (The number is closer to 3 percent.)
"This parish raped BP. ... At the end of the day, it really just frustrates me. I'm an elected official. I have guilt by association." — Wayne Landry, chairman of the St. Bernard Parish Council, in an April 13 story by ProPublica and The Washington Post which detailed what appeared to be politically connected spending of BP claims awards in St. Bernard Parish.