"We make California look as if it's run by penurious accountants who sit in rooms trying to put together an honest budget all day." 

'"Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability on the state of Illinois, quoted in The New York Times, July 2

"If someone says they shouldn't have to follow regulations because they're making food in their home, I'd say, 'Why is your home so safe that it doesn't need that level of oversight and control?'?" 

'"Robert Harrington, director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department in Wyoming, quoted by the Associated Press, June 28

"We should not be borrowing money from the Chinese to bail out the Greeks. What's coming next? Intergalactic bailouts?" 

'"Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), quoted in The Washington Post, May 19

"The Internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip, and suddenly it became outdated." 

'"pop musician Prince on why he prohibits YouTube and iTunes from using his music, quoted in the Daily Mirror, May 7