"I am optimistic that we will be able to choose the road that embraces technology, respects the creativity of artists, and meets the justifiably impatient demand of consumers. With apologies to Ted Nugent, who unfortunately could not make it today, I do not believe we are riding a Terminus Eldorado. Rather I like to take the advice of Alanis Morissette, who suggested on her last album that the appropriate response to experience, even to experience we don't particularly want, is a resounding Thank U."

— Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), in his opening statement for hearings on online entertainment, April 3

"I feel sometimes defending President Clinton is like being in the Mafia—you just can't get out. You know, I'm like Michael Corleone. How do I get out of this business?"

— James Carville, on The O'Reilly Factor, March 29