Quotes of the Week

AgendaWise, as far as I know, is some guy at a computer [with] kind of a caustic approach to politics which I reject and always have. 

House Speaker Joe Straus in response to the efforts of some conservative groups, like AgendaWise, to unseat him as speaker

We thank Speaker Straus for the plug, and are proud to have him as a reader. He should know, however, we don't just have computers. We have cell phones and a printer, too.

AgendaWise Texas writer Weston Hicks in response to Straus

Let me be clear. My goal and the goal of many of those joining me here today is to make abortion at any stage a thing of the past. 

Gov. Rick Perry at a press conference announcing his support for a measure that would ban abortions in Texas after the 20th week

Maybe I should have run right away after the lieutenant governor took over as governor, maybe I should have just run right then. But I thought, for the unity of the party… 

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to WFAA on her regrets about challenging Gov. Rick Perry in 2010

Crazy things will happen in the world, and politicians will do dumb things. Bad things will continue to happen, but on balance, I think the world is headed in the right direction. 

Former President Bill Clinton during his keynote address at the Dell World technology conference