'I have never acted inappropriately with anyone. Period.'

1. HERMAN CAIN, Republican presidential candidate, after a fourth woman accused him of sexually harassing her when he was head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s

'This is a tragedy, one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.'

2. JOE PATERNO, Penn State football coach, on the arrest of his former assistant Jerry Sandusky on charges of child sex abuse at the university; Paterno announced he will retire at the end of the season

'The program never really stopped.'


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