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| Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

“It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of (Obama's and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's) failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed.”

­— Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, writing in The Wall Street Journal.

“A KGB guy in his natural state, bad enough, but now he's spent all this money being noticed for his big moment on the world stage, reassembling the Soviet Union, and nobody is seeing it, which means, folks, that he's going to have to amp it up.”

— Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show, theorizing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is angry how the world media spotlight has been focused on the missing Malaysian airliner and not him.

“Theory and practice have both showed that market allocation of resources is the most efficient.”

— Chinese President Xi Jinping, quoted in The Weekly Standard, admitting the deleterious effects of government command economics.

“The current (Girl Scout) Law drops ‘courteous' for ‘courage and strength.' ‘Thrifty' becomes the progressive gobbledygook ‘use resources wisely.' Even worse, the matchless virtues to be ‘clean in thought, word and deed' becomes the socialist cliche ‘make the world a better place.'”

— Deborah C. Tyler, a lifelong Girl Scout, writing in the American Thinker on changes to the Girl Scout Law.

“My advice is to assume improved conditions and to throw the lead pass.”

— Democrat strategist James Carville, writing in The Hill, on the party's chances in this fall's midterm elections.

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