"Yes, I was pleased with my time — runners love flat courses!" — Wichita City Manager Robert Layton (in photo), on his division-winning 38:39 finish in the River Run 10K
"I went into the public trails and got lost. . . . I listened for the interstate and found my way back to I-70." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, on his recent maiden jog near Cedar Crest, the governor's mansion
"Health didn't fare well at all. I learned a long time ago that there are two things you can't argue with: no money and a closed mind. We had both this year." — Rep. Bob Bethell, R-Alden, on the 2009 legislative session
"Moderate rhetoric, hard-left policies." — Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., summing up President Obama's approach to abortion in the New York Times
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