"I wanted to write an opera about a woman who loves and could be loved."
— Russian composer Vitali Okorokov in the October 10 Andante, commenting on his new opera, in which the CIA sends Monica Lewinsky to Russia to woo its president
"What have we gotten from the Bush presidency? A complete climbdown on the domestic front, frightening innovations in the domestic war on terror, and a foreign policy guaranteed to keep us hugging the Middle East tar baby for generations to come. Oh yeah, and 300 bucks."
— Gene Healy on genehealy.com, October 1