The Week in Quotes (July 31 – Aug. 6)


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

Far-right radio talk show host Glenn Beck, criticizing the notion of summer political camps for kids like the one in Norway where 68 people were killed last month, even though he has promoted similar camps in the U.S. where children are taught tea party principles.

(S)ounds a little like the Hitler Youth or whatever … Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.

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Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, on how Gov. Rick Perry’s upcoming prayer rally could be a liability if he decides to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

Perry should be trying to establish recognition as the minister of job creation. This leads him to build an identity as just a minister.

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The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, on the group’s reputation for inflammatory statements.

I don’t think we are exaggerating the dangers to the country, the culture, the American family. The stakes are as high as they could be.

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TFN President Kathy Miller, expressing concerns that Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer rally this weekend is more about presidential politics than faith.

I think Gov. Perry is a very religious man. I have no doubt about that. But I also know that he’s a very astute politician and every day the likelihood that he’s running for president seems to grow. The timing doesn’t seem coincidental to the average onlooker.

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