Quotes of the Week

I always wanted to work with dead people.

Joel Roldan, a funeral director from El Paso, on why he got into a business where Latinos are underrepresented

We remember and honor Davy Crockett’s death at the Alamo. But we celebrate every year Texas Independence Day because of Sam Houston’s victory.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, telling The Washington Post that too many Republicans in Congress are like Davy and that he’d rather be like Sam

I gave them my driver’s license and it went as advertised.

Gov. Rick Perry on his first time voting under the newly implemented voter ID law, as quoted in The Dallas Morning News

It’s not a big deal at all.

Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir to the Austin American-Statesman on the rollout of the voter ID law

If I didn’t care so much about our country, I would hope he would get the Republican nomination for president, because that would mean the end of the Republican Party.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, referring to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview with Rachel Maddow

I get tired of having someone sitting behind me, in my party, canceling my vote.

Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Tomball, on why he endorsed the Republican challenger to Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville