"This is a huge cow patty with a piece of marshmallow stuck in the middle of it, and I am not going to eat that cow patty."
--Rep. Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia on opposing the $700 billion illiquid assets measure.
"Give me those 12 peoples names, and I will go talk uncharacteristically nicely to them."
--House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, asking for the names of the Republicans who could have voted "yea" for the bill but didn't.
"Before McCain came in, we thought we were working. McCain comes in, it gets screwed up, now McCain leaves--I dunno, it's like Jimmy Piersall. If he gets away with it, you guys ought to be fired."
--Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, at a press conference on Sept. 26.
"We were one of the last credit unions to close down and one of the first to open. In the meantime, there was no down time."
--Jason Duplant, marketing director at $231 million Neches Federal Credit Union, on the financial institution's disaster recovery plan before and after Hurricane Ike struck.