Quotes of the Week

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 Republicans should be talking to women about their families, their jobs and their futures

Everybody gets to go out and do their thing. That’s his thing. My thing is governing.

Gov. Rick Perry, asked by The Dallas Morning News about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative in the rest of the country? We’ll have that discussion at the appropriate time.

Gov. Rick Perry, questioning pointedly the long term significance of Chris Christie's re-election as governor of the Garden State

I think Dairy Queens are perfect because you already have a lot of folks who sit and visit with neighbors there. That’s kind of what they do already.

State Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, on meeting constituents at the restaurants, known affectionately in the state as "Texas stop signs" for their ubiquity

I’m showing, if you would, a new kind of Republican candidate. One that is very substantive. One that has a lot of policy details.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, describing the dozen or so new public policy proposals he unveiled in a speech to a Tea Party meeting in Bedford

I want you to remember that you all were here. I can't make an announcement tonight, but you better keep your eye on the senator from Bexar County.

State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, on the news that his colleague, Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio, is expected to announce Nov. 23 she will run for lieutenant governor