The Week in Quotes (May 29 – June 4)


Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Former presidential candidate John Edwards, shortly after pleading not guilty to federal charges that he used campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child.

There is no question that I’ve done wrong and I take full responsibility for having done wrong. And I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I’ve caused to others. But I did not break the law and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law.

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State Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, quoting a political activist a complaining about the treatment of minorities, Latinos in particular, during a committee hearing on Congressional redistricting.

[We are] tired of being everybody’s 30 percent bitch.

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Texas state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, explaining his Tea Party-powered, laser-like focus on cutting the government.

One hundred eighty-one people don’t have the wisdom, don’t have the knowledge, to tell 25 million people how to live their lives. We’re not wise enough to do it. We’re not a house of God.

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A San Antonio Express-News columnist, commenting on a lawsuit filed to prevent an official prayer at the Medina Valley School District’s graduation ceremony.

The one thing we can count on is that both sides will be rolling their eyes.

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U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, saying he’d move to a more favorable district if Texas Republicans’ attempts to redistrict him out of office succeed.

I’m ready to live in a Winnebago if that’s what it takes.

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Sarah Palin, saying Gov. Rick Perry would make a good candidate for president.

We have a lot in common.

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