The Week in Quotes (Feb. 5 – 11)


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

An unnamed source at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, pinning the blame for Komen’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood on former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel.

She said, ‘If we just say it’s about investigations, we can defund Planned Parenthood and no one can blame us for being political.’

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Joe Randazzo, editor of the satirical newspaper The Onion, mocking Louisiana U.S. Rep. John Fleming’s posting of a story about an “Abortionplex” from the fake news organization as fact on his Facebook page.

We’re delighted to hear that Rep. Fleming is a regular reader of America’s Finest News Source and doesn’t bother himself with The New York Times, Washington Post, the mediums of television and radio, or any other lesser journalism outlets.

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Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Tuesday’s ruling striking down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Proposition 8 operates with no apparent purpose but to impose on gays and lesbians, through the public law, a majority’s private disapproval of them and their relationships.

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Kellie Ferguson, executive director of Republican Majority for Choice, cautioning her own party not to pick a fight over contraception.

I think this week’s outrage over the Komen decision should be a warning to the Republican party about how quickly there was a mass outrage over further and further attacks on general women’s health. You could see the same backlash on attacks on contraception.

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Jeff Blackard of the McKinney-based Blackard Group, one of Texas’ leading developers, on his support for Rick Santorum.

I want to put a godly leader in the White House.

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