"If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, there's been this concerted effort to blame me for things that happened when I was in the minority. My answer is, these people probably think I had control over [former Republican House Majority Whip] Tom DeLay. The answer is, I didn't have any control over Tom DeLay, and if I did, I wouldn't have let him go on the dancing show.''
--House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in an interview with The Boston Globe.
"If your brand experience truly represents who you are, it should be delivered in the same voice and appearance across all delivery channels not just in the branch but online, the call center, your advertising-it all needs to be a consistent experience or you lose a huge portion of value."
--Paul Seibert, vice president of financial services, EHS-Design.
"Wall Street's broken credit rating system played an enormous part in our economic meltdown, and it's our duty as lawmakers to make sure that never happens again. We know that conflicts of interest rewarded cozy relationships instead of accuracy, and we know how to fix the problem. The language agreed to by the conference committee means more time and more study than I think is necessary, but it also means definite action will be taken."
--Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) at conference negotiations to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the financial services regulatory overhaul bills.