"This is the first time in my political life that I've sensed that an election is predetermined." — Senate President Steve Morris (in photo), R-Hugoton, on the gubernatorial race between Sen. Sam Brownback and little-known state Sen. Tom Holland
"I'm concerned the president may be suffering from hearing loss." — Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, responding to President Obama's release of a health care plan costing "$79 billion more than the old one"
"It's like driving through Kansas on the interstate (something I've done many times): long, vast stretches of boredom punctuated by the occasional brief promise of excitement that would require detouring from the planned route." — Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg, on Thursday's health care summit
"Like Joseph, we will store up in the seven years of abundance to be prepared for the seven years of drought." — State Treasurer Dennis McKinney, testifying in favor of a constitutional amendment creating a state rainy-day fund