"I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on Earth to submit their 'early baptismal or circumcision certificates,' among other records, to the Arizona Secretary of State. This is a bridge too far." — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, explaining why she vetoed the state's "birther bill" last week. A similar bill has been introduced into the annual session of the Louisiana Legislature, and Gov. Bobby Jindal has indicated he will sign it if it passes.
"Embarrassing." — William K. Reilly, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency who was appointed by President Barack Obama to co-chair the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, summing up his feelings toward the Obama administration's response to the Gulf oil disaster.