"I think there is an hysteria that I've been the victim of over the past couple of months. I've been resigning about five times before this weekend."
- DAVID PATERSON,New York governor, saying he wouldn't resign from his post. He had previously announced that he would not seek re-election in the wake of a domestic-violence scandal with a top aide
"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive."
- HARRY REID,Senate majority leader, saying domestic violence by men in Nevada has increased with the rising unemployment
"I would hear the screams, and I would hear my mother's pain."
- MARK OKOTH OBAMA NDESANDJO,half-brother of President Obama and author of a forthcoming novel on the domestic violence he witnessed as a child in Nairobi
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