Quotes of the Week

I don't think the San Antonio court or even the Supreme Court understood the complexity of the election. Even voters — they show up to vote, and it just works. They have no idea what's going on behind the scenes.

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart

Give me a second look. Look at my record.

Gov. Rick Perry, in South Carolina, quoted by Reuters

I was standing there doing my business when this fan in the urinal next to me yelled out, 'I always wanted to know why they called you the Pony!' I didn't know whether to punch him or laugh.

U.S. Senate candidate Craig James, on the first page of his book, Game Day

Now, I do want to talk about the deer with two antlers, because what that ignores is that in the benchmark plan, the deer had one antler and an antenna.

Paul Clement, attorney for the state of Texas, talking about the design of a district in El Paso

It’ll be difficult for the RNC to convince Latinos that they want them in their party when Republicans don’t even want Latinos in this country.

Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Rebecca Acuña, commenting on a new GOP effort to win Hispanic support

Losing the toad is losing a native Texan.

Michael Forstner, a Texas State biology professor who is overseeing research on the endangered Houston toad