Quotes of the Week

From Molly Ivins to Louie Gohmert and every opinion between Texans value free and open political speech. I’m sure any rodeo in Texas would be proud to have performers.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Friendswood, in a statement inviting an Obama-mocking rodeo clown banned from the Missouri state fair to perform in Texas

That would be safe to say, yes.

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paulasked by Fox NewsNeil Cavuto whether he would oppose New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he ran for president in 2016

If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it.

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, at a recent town hall meeting in Luling

My legal team tells me I have various options, all of which we are exploring. I’ll keep you updated. But, trust me, the fireworks will be huge.

Conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan on the Texas Ethics Commission's closed-door hearing on complaints lodged against him

I am excited about the role of the Railroad Commission in the Texas economy, and political ambition is not part of my DNA. For that reason, I pledge to fulfill the entire term of the office, without question.

Former state Rep. Ray Keller, a Railroad Commission candidate, with a not-so-veiled jab at the political ambitions of some members of the comission