creative_craig - 7:50 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
What Matt Cutts clearly says is, "If something is in the footer, it might not carry the same editorial weight."
That means it will get LESS PR.
That's not what he said! He said it MIGHT not carry the same editorial weight. In the comment you highlighted from him it gave no concrete answers on footer links and PR.