"Seven years ago my governor was Blanco, my mayor was Nagin and my president was Bush. My main concerns were education, infrastructure, the long-term future of my community, jobs and black on black crime. In 2012 my governor is Jindal. My mayor is Landrieu and my president is Obama. My main concerns now are education, infrastructure, the long-term future of my community, jobs and black on black crime. I'm not saying it doesn't matter who I vote for. I just want to know how long one has to wait until they see some glimmer of change. I guess I need to wait a little longer." — New Orleans blogger Clifton Harris (cliffscrib.blogspot.com)
"Tony Hayward, BP's chief executive during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is in line to receive a share bonus worth an estimated £600,000 from his former employers, as a reward for the company's performance between 2009 and 2011." — The Telegraph of London Feb. 16. (£600,000 is approximately $950,000.)
"So grateful to so many who have wished me well & r praying for my family. Thank u. God is good & truth is stronger than any lie. Peace." — Former mayor Ray Nagin Feb. 15 on his Twitter account (@RayNagin).