Speaking of integrity
"Industry self-regulation didn't protect our money, and industry self-regulation won't protect our food. We want every inspector to be paid by and owe their loyalty to the people who eat, not to the owner of an unsanitary produce packing operation. You can't work for both."
— Carol L Tucker-Foreman, a safety advocate with the Consumer Federation of America, about paying other government agencies to do what the FDA isn't doing (from The New York Times)
Not in Kansas anymore
"Governor Kathleen Sebelius is a wise choice to guide the President on shaping health-care reform. Sebelius combines the vital combination of skills that it will take to accomplish this challenging job: toughness and an intimate understanding of the health-care challenges that face our nation during these tough economic times."
— Billy Tauzin, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, on Sebelius for HHS Secretary, to The Boston Globe
"She is the wrong appointee for this particular assignment. She has backed a partisan process for health-care reform. She has refused to support patient safeguards."
— Senator Robert Bennett, R-Utah, on Fox News