“If you’re not going to vote for Ken just (because he’s in the Reserves), then shame on you.”
Jane Jones, campaign manager for Anderson County Council District 6 candidate Ken Waters
“Being in the Reserves, he can be deployed at any time. You are the property of the U.S. Government when you sign up for that.”
District 6 County Council candidate Ann Smith, talking her opponent Ken Waters
“By no means am I doing this to push me running for county council.”
Anderson County Council candidate Donovan Loftis, talking about his efforts to plan a community day in Powdersville.
“I think it was a ‘throw them all out thing,’ no matter who they are.”
State Rep. Dan Cooper, who was narrowly re-elected Tuesday.
“I think it was my ability to relate to the people.”
Joshua Putnam, Cooper’s opponent.
“There are reports that BP will be paying $10.5 billion – that’s billion, with a B – in dividend payments this quarter. Now I don’t have a problem with BP fulfilling its legal obligations, but I want BP to be very clear they’ve got moral and legal obligations here in the Gulf for the damage that has been done.”
President Barack Obama
“BP pays out $10.5 billion a year to shareholders, representing about 12% of total dividend flows in the U.K. Many big funds are heavily dependent on the income stream BP provides.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Guy Chazan
“We thought it was almost perfect.”
Anderson County Parks Department Project Coordinator Sharon Nicometo, talking about the kayak float over the weekend.
“It really creates a potential for rafting, for tubing, for kayaking and canoeing. It provides significant opportunity. … You actually have a significant amount of people who travel around and paddle corridors.”
Anderson County Parks and Recreation Director Matt Schell.