'Now is the time to act or get stuck with a bland, boring, career politician who will lose to Barack Obama.'

1. RICK SANTORUM, Republican presidential candidate, referring to opponent Mitt Romney in an e-mail sent while the Iowa caucuses were still too close to call; Romney later beat Santorum by eight votes

'I haven't had a good night's sleep since last week, and I'm looking forward to one tonight.'

2. ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, Los Angeles County supervisor, after police arrested Harry Burkhart, a German national living in Hollywood, on suspicion of setting more than 50 fires over four days in the...

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