Quotes of the Day: 'America... I Think I've Wasted Your Time'

"We saved the economy, but we kind of lost the public doing it." Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, to The New Yorker

“The situation on the ground remains dire . And people should be under no illusions that the crisis is over.” -- President Obama, after meeting with Haitian President Rene Preval at the White House

“The political outcomes are limited: He can appear radical in victory or weak in defeat. Given his health-reform decisions, it is no longer possible for Obama to be a president both strong and unifying .” -- Michael Gerson, in The Washington Post

“To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally , I'm not sure why we're there…The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court -- according the requirements of protocol -- has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.” -- Chief Justice John Roberts

“America, I’m going to shoot straight with you: I think I’ve wasted your time .” -- Glenn Beck, after spending an hour with Congressman Eric Massa

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