Quote Of The Day II

"Now there is nothing more pathetic than a politician who announces they are only leaving public life to spend more time with their family. The result of this announcement today will, I hope, create that opportunity – but it is not the reason for my decision.

I am a very late arrival to fatherhood, and I am told repeatedly how rapidly these young children – Grace who is 8 and Christina who is 4 – will grow up. So while these young ladies are not the reason for my decision – they will be an incredible benefit of my choice." -Senator Chris Dodd, at his press conference today.

Photo: Bob MacDonnell/Harford Courant