Quotes of the Week

Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID.

Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, D-Fort Worth, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about his first experience with voter ID at the Texas Department of Public Safety

It's kind of a daunting task to face. It's kind of like looking at a $100 million meat grinder, face first.

Florida's Charlie Crist, on deciding whether to run for governor again, in the New York Times

Our clients enjoy coming to these fundraising events. They get personal face time, it’s relaxed, it’s easy. The candidates enjoy it. It’s a happy place to be.

Lobbyist Bill Miller, on political fundraisers for officeholders, in The Dallas Morning News

Tell me that you give a flip about women’s interests. If all you want to talk about is my biology, ‘Gee what happened to my brain?’ That is my point. It is not all south of the waistline.

Comptroller Susan Combs, telling the Washington Times that the Republican Party needs to rethink how it courts female voters

That was very disappointing. I think that John Cornyn has decided to go along to get along. And I’m very sad about that.

Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams, in Newsweek, on Cornyn's decision to take his name off government shutdown letter over the summer

The heck it doesn’t! What do you have to do to get fired by this administration? What does it take? What degree of incompetence must you exhibit in order to be fired by Barack Obama?

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, taking exception to an MSNBC host suggesting that his tying the problems of healthcare.gov to the overall failure of the health care law did not make sense