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Quotes of the Week [2/9/10]


  "I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say 'we have to do better.'"

— U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, in an interview with CNN's Roland Martin. Duncan subsequently apologized for the remark, but some Louisiana public officials, including state Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek and Recovery School District Superintendent Paul Vallas, said they agreed with the substance of Duncan's comment, if not the way it was expressed.

  "The fact that the NFL even mentioned 'Who dat?' in a cease-and-desist letter indicates that while some people in NFL Legal may have hearts, and others may have brains, nobody seems to have a matching set." — San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Scott Ostler, summing up the Who Dat Flap of 2010

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