‘‘I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. We may take a setback in the next 24 hours.’’ — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after a nor'easter pounded the New York metro area just days after Superstorm Sandy devastated the region.
‘‘It’s harder for the Republicans, because they are more ideological than Democrats. The religious fervor of the Republican base makes it hard to change or compromise, even though that’s what’s needed to remain viable as a party.’’ — Democratic strategist Doug Hattaway after Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections.
‘‘It’s like a dream come true. I would rather be here than anywhere in the world.’’ — Justin Bieber before performing on CBS’ Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York.