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So they said

"I'm getting used to my new title, 'Madam Secretary.' First, no one would ever want me to be their secretary, and I've never aspired to be a madam. And now I'm both." — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, addressing the American Health Lawyers Association

"So if they get hit by a bus, they'll be OK. Well, not OK, but at least they'll have insurance." — Sebelius again, referring to the many Americans with only catastrophic health coverage

"The Legislature absolutely failed its responsibility." — Gary Sherrer, member of the Kansas Board of Regents, on the Legislature's decision to continue to phase out several taxes while cutting education funding, which forced tuition hikes

"I would feel good confessing my sins to Bob." — Regent Dan Lykins, suggesting that retiring University of Kansas chancellor Robert Hemenway would have made a good priest