"They were so tired of winning so many awards so they said, 'Let's do something else tonight.'"
- BARACK OBAMAon the Foo Fighters taking part at a fundraising event for the president Wednesday night in Los Angeles; the band recently won five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album
"At this convention we want to engage Americans in a conversation about how we can strengthen the country in a way that creates more opportunity for all."
- ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSALos Angeles mayor, in a statement, on being tapped to to chair the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September
"This looks like a bad-faith attempt to profit from Jeremy Lin's recent acclaim."
- MILORD KESHISHIANan attorney with Milord & Associates, a patent, trademark and copyright firm in Los Angeles, commenting on an attempt by Yenchin Chang, an Alhambra, Calif., resident, to patent the word Linsanity
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