Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Gov. Rick Perry, erroneously telling a young boy in New Hampshire that Texas public schools teach creationism alongside evolution.
I hear your mom was asking about evolution and, you know, it’s a theory that’s out there. It’s got some gaps in it, but in Texas we teach both creationism and evolution in our public schools. Because I figure you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.
Candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, deflecting questions about what role her faith would play in her administration were she elected president.
All of these kind of questions aren’t what people are concerned about right now.
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, on reinstating the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy if she were to become president.
I would be in consultation with our commanders, but yes, I probably will.
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a far-right Republican presidential contender, on fellow nomination-seeker Rick Perry.
Washington, D.C., is not Austin. My sense is that he’s going to have a pretty big learning curve. Hopefully Gov. Perry will step back and recognize that we’re not in Texas, anymore.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, on Texas public schools under Gov. Rick Perry.
Far too few of their high school graduates are actually prepared to go on to college. I feel very, very badly for the children there.