Quotes of the Week

I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I'm learning from in the world of politics.

Ted Nugent, apologizing for what he termed "streetfighter terminology" when he described President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel"

I believe Ted Nugent recognized his language was wrong and he rightly apologized. This is not the kind of language I would use or endorse in any way. It's time to move beyond this, and I will continue to focus on the issues that matter to Texans.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, quoted by KERA's Shelley Kofler

This is an issue on which there are good, well-meaning people on both sides. And, as the lower court acknowledged today, it’s an issue that will ultimately be resolved by a higher court.

Attorney General Greg Abbott announcing his intent to appeal the ruling against Texas' gay marriage ban

You should have seen his house. He really played up his Christian credentials. On the ceiling there was a dome and around the dome there was a Bible verse. To me, he used that as a way to get us to try to put our guard down.

State Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, to The Dallas Morning News on being targeted for a scam investing opportunity