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So they said

"He shook us by the neck, turned us around. We call it the Wefald Revolution." — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a Kansas State University alum, on retiring KSU president Jon Wefald

"Raise your hands if you are naked underneath that robe. I guess the chairman of the Board of Regents and I are the only ones." — Retiring University of Kansas chancellor Robert Hemenway, in 2005, in one of many memorable commencement lines (one year he sang and last month he told graduates that on Twitter he's known as "Bob-is-the-bomb-41")

“I'm taking the heat. I'm the governor." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, on the job of rebalancing the state budget after May's $103 million revenue shortfall