Quotes of the Week

That could be a woman’s right, just like it’s a man’s right if he wants to have some kind of procedure.

First Lady Anita Perry, on women who have abortions, at The Texas Tribune Festival

From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it.

Gov. Rick Perry to reporters, referring to his wife's remark on abortion

Right now we have a universal health care system — it’s called the emergency room.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, at The Texas Tribune Festival

I don’t have outsized weird ambitions. I’ve got plenty to do right where I am.

Speaker Joe Straus, asked by a teenager whether he wants to run for governor, at The Texas Tribune Festival

Cruz said he would deliver the votes and he didn’t deliver any Democratic votes. He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away.

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist in an interview with The Washington Post

It’s very hard from a distance to figure out who has lost their minds.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., quoted in The New York Times on the federal government shutdown 

He was the one who said if the House voted to defund, that the Democrats would fold and the president would fold. So if the government shuts down, it’s obviously Ted Cruz’s fault.

U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to The Dallas Morning News