Quotes of the Week

Fuck vouchers.

The late Sen. Mario Gallegos, on his deathbed, to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

Remember one of the things about Ken Armbrister: He's been in the legislature since 1983, and from time to time his hearing gets impaired.

Gov. Rick Perry, after Armbrister told an interviewer — and an audience — that Perry told him he'll seek reelection in 2014

A friend of mine experienced in these matters told me this is the way it always works when you put a large amount of money on the table. The vultures lie low for a couple years, figuring out how the system works. Then they come in for the feast. The M.D. Anderson grant was the first course of that feast.

Dr. Alfred Gilman, former president of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, in the Houston Chronicle

We will not allow atheist groups from outside of the state of Texas to use menacing and misleading intimidation tactics to try to bully schools to bow down at the altar of secular beliefs.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, announcing the state's intention to join a lawsuit to allow cheerleaders to use religious banners at public school football games

If they don’t get to 55, it’s a show of sheer ineptitude.

Republican political consultant Eric Bearse, on House Democrats, who now number 48, in the Dallas Morning News

Obviously, we did not stem fraud in any form or fashion.

Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, on the state's Medicaid dental and orthodontic investigations

Jesus should not be a prop for any campaign.

Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, urging U.S. Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco, R-San Antonio, to stop invoking Christ against his Democratic opponent in the CD-23 campaign