Quotes of the Week

I’ve never heard anyone in my family say anything but good things about Rick Perry.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to the Fox Business Network

I will support the Republican nominee, whoever it is.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, talking on the Fox Business Network about whether she'll endorse her former gubernatorial primary opponent, Gov. Rick Perry, for president, after she noted that she thought she was "unfairly criticized" during that campaign

Mitt is finally recognizing that the Massachusetts health care plan that he passed is a huge problem for him.

Gov. Rick Perry on his presidential rival Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts

The media coverage on Sunday morning was less than perfect for us. But you know what? In this day and age, they just aren’t as relevant as they think they are.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Surfside, on the lack of media attention his presidential candidacy is receiving from the press, to Time

[Dewhurst] made it clear early that he wanted to be the United States senator from Texas rather than lieutenant governor. If you're elected to a job you don't really want, and you're trying to use that job for something else, you're pretty miserable while you're in that job and everybody else around you is pretty miserable.

Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, on why Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was ineffective as the leader of the senate during the 82nd legislative session, to the Bryan-College Station Eagle

One was my own health situation. The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that would be incapacitating. And, there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can't function.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on his reasons for keeping a letter of resignation stowed away in a safe during his tenure as vice president, to NBC

Oh, the poor dears.

Mary Matalin, a marquee Republican strategist married to marquee Democratic strategist James Carville, on Ray and Leslie Sullivan (husband Ray is the communications director for Rick Perry, while wife Leslie is a fundraiser for rival Mitt Romney)

These donkeys don't live in the United States of France, they live in the United States of America, and they’re going to have to get with it.

Congressional candidate Roger Williams in a new ad depicting him trying to communicate to a field full of stubborn farm animals

Upon reading it, my first thought was of George Bernard Shaw, who responded to one of his critics thusly: 'I am sitting in the smallest room of my house.  Your critique is in front of me.  Shortly it will be behind me.'

From a letter sent by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, to Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of the conservative group Empower Texans, after they awarded Ellis an “F” rating