Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas state Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, using a slur against Jews during a committee hearing Thursday. Taylor later apologized.
Don’t nitpick, don’t try to Jew them down.
Manchester, N.H., Mayor Ted Gatsas, after a fidgety and exuberant Texas Gov. Rick Perry delivered an unusual speech Friday that has since gone viral.
It was different.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on a much talked about speech he gave late last week in New Hampshire.
It was a great crowd. Good response, and I guess you can do anything you want with a video and make it look any way you want, but I felt good, felt great. I think the message got across very well, so it was a good speech.
An unnamed employee of Shorter University, a Southern Baptist-affiliated school in Rome, Ga., on a new requirement for faculty and staff to sign a “personal lifestyle statement.”
A question about these things is how they will be enforced. We now will live in fear that someone who doesn’t like us personally or someone who has had a bad day will report that we’ve been drinking or that we are suspected of being gay. What happens then? There is no defined process and even if there were, there is no way to absolutely prove or disprove the accusation.
Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly, arguing that Gov. Rick Perry’s tax plan would undermine marriage.
No; giving that size deduction to unmarried parents, defined as ‘individuals and their dependents,’ means rewarding bad behavior and is, by definition, outside the middle class. Regardless of income, you can’t be middle class without respecting middle-class values, the most important of which is marriage.