“Unless government appropriately regulates oil developments and holds oil executives accountable, the public will not trust them to drill, baby, drill. And we must!” — Sarah Palin. “It doesn’t matter what China’s workers want. It really doesn’t, because simply there is only one voice in Chinese society and that’s the government’s. And as the Chinese media are no longer allowed to report it, it no longer matters whether there is a strike or not. As to the people in China, it’d be the same as if there wasn’t one. Ask someone in China about it and you’ll probably hear it’s just a Western conspiracy to tarnish China’s greatness.” — Chinese blogger on the news blackout of workers’ suicides at Foxconn. “I didn’t have the ability, I didn’t have the balls, this is not my thing.” — Mexican matador Christian Hernandez (22), who spun with his red cape at a charging bull, then ran across the ring and leapt headlong over the wall to safety, dropping the cape in the process. He was later arrested for breach of contract and released after paying a fine. “To be fair, I’m not used to scoring goals, so I was a bit surprised. It was a bit of luck.” — Swiss defensive midfielder Gelson Fernandes, who scored the goal that sank Spain 10 in their clash this week. “So stupid, it’s awesome.” — A user comment on Dutch design website www.moblio.nl on a vuvuzela cellphone application. “Pelé should go back to the museum.” — Diego Maradona launching an extraordinary attack on fellow football great Pelé, who criticised his coaching ability.
PHOTO: AP Argentina’s coach Diego Maradona.