Quotations of the day
‘‘In the past two weeks, Scouting has received an outpouring of feedback from the American public. It reinforces how deeply people care about Scouting and how passionate they are about the organization.’’ — BSA’s national spokesman, Deron Smith, after the Boy Scouts decided to delay a decision on whether to lift its policy excluding gays.
‘‘Our financial condition is urgent.’’ — Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, after The Postal Service said it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses.
‘‘We are really sorry about what happened with the Spanish tourists because ... it is something that affects Mexico’s image.’’ — Juan Carlos Gonzalez, tourism secretary of Quintana Roo, after six Spanish women were raped by masked gunmen during a vacation in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco.