"I'm confident a farmer can contain a milk spill without a federal agency looking over his shoulder. ... But I will not back down from making sure an oil company can contain the kind of oil spill we saw in the Gulf two years ago." — President Barack Obama during his Jan. 25 State of the Union address. Meanwhile, BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay and Mark Bly, BP's executive vice president for safety and operational risk, were tapped as the first witnesses to testify at a trial next month to determine the causes of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and ensuing oil disaster.
"I might have tacos when I go home. I'm not quite sure yet." — East Haven, Conn. Mayor Joseph Maturo's response to WPIX reporter Mario Diaz, who asked what the mayor will do for the Latino community following FBI arrests of Connecticut police officers for harassing East Haven Latinos. Maturo later followed with, "When you ask me what I would do for Latinos, I may go out and have a Latino dinner in the Latino community. There's nothing wrong with that and you can twist it and turn it whichever way the press decides to do."