Overheard

“They want you to tell the truth when you believe you have made a mistake and they want you to change course when something is not working. We have six years – plus years now – of a president who has been completely unwilling to do that.”

Presidential hopeful John Edwards, in a statement to the New York Observer on what the public wants from a president

“He likes working on behalf of something he’s really passionate about, and a lot of times in politics, you really can’t do that.”

Albert Gore III, speaking to the New York Observer on his father’s potential future in politics

“I do not see evidence, strong evidence, that the Iraqi forces are measuring up in any amount to what the president laid down”

Sen. John Warner, R-Va., speaking on part of the new Iraq strategy which calls for more Iraqi military leadership