“With all due respect to Mr. Reid, I don’t think that James Madison’s wig fits on his head.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in Paola, criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s planned Sept. 8 vote on a constitutional amendment to limit the money that can be donated to campaigns
“War on Women much?” – National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring, to the Weekly Standard, referring to how Chad Taylor, the Democrat challenging Roberts, drew national attention in 2011 when he announced his Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, after a budget cut, would no longer prosecute misdemeanors including some domestic violence cases
“And you thought dumping ice water on your head was cold.” – Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., on GOP House members, including Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, who participated in an ALS fundraising challenge but voted to cut $1.5 billion from the 2011 budget of the National Institutes of Health, a portion of which went to ALS research
“I felt the helicopter hit something; later, someone said it was a rock. I thought the pilot would right it, but then I saw the ground come up.... Stuff fell on me; I didn’t know if they were people or things.” – New York Times foreign correspondent Alissa Rubin (formerly of The Eagle), describing the crash of a helicopter evacuating Yazidis in Kurdistan that left her with broken bones and a fractured skull
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