Quotes of the Week

We have no choice, unless we want to continue to try to grow our population and continue to shrink spending significantly. I think at some point you can't cut your way to prosperity.

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, quoted by the El Paso Times

We want to think politics should be better. But maybe it is more reflective of us. And that may be what we don’t like to see.

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, quoted in Politico

It was a great crowd. Good response, and I guess you can do anything you want with a video and make it look any way you want, but I felt good, felt great. I think the message got across very well, so it was a good speech.

Gov. Rick Perry, on a viral video of his speech he gave in New Hampshire

There are five candidates. I read all the national stories. Half the story was about Rick Perry. The other four candidates who were there got, like, one sentence, one little blurb, basically, at the bottom of the story. The first half of the story and the whole story is about Rick Perry.

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, quoted in The New York Times

The finger pointing that’s going on with all of this is unfortunate, and it makes me sad. It makes me sad to see this. It’s not good for our party. It’s not about what this election is about.

First lady Anita Perry on the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal