President Barack Obama let loose at Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner in Washington.
• “In 2008, my slogan was 'Yes we can.' In 2013, my slogan was control-alt-delete.” — Obama.
“MSNBC is here. They're a little overwhelmed. They've never seen an audience this big before.” — Obama.
“Let's face it, Fox. You'll miss me when I'm gone. It'll be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya.” — Obama on Fox News.
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• “He's really helped put the organization front-and-center in key debates in our industry.” — Ziad Ojakli, a lobbyist for Ford Motor Co., on former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, who now is president of the American Automotive Policy Council, a lobbying group formed in 2009 by the "Big Three" U.S. automakers — Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. (link courtesy of johncombest.com).
• “Same-sex couples are like everybody else in that they have relationships that sometimes don't work out.” — Christopher Clark, a staff attorney for Lambda Legal's Chicago office, confirming what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage divorce in Missouri.Last month, Boone County Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider granted a divorce for Dena and Samantha Latimer, who were married in Massachusetts in 2009 and lived in Columbia. Missouri has a constitutional amendment against recognizing gay marriage. But the judge ruled that under the definition of “comity,” which essentially means recognizing laws of another jurisdiction, a Missouri court can recognize another state’s divorce law “for the limited purpose of granting equitable relief.”
• “We're designed to make a profit. It just hasn't turned out that way.” — Michael McKinney, chief executive officer at Sunflower State Health Plan.