"This is going to sound real corny, but God bless America." — Wichita City Council member Sue Schlapp (in photo), as the council prepared to approve the site for a Vietnamese community memorial
"This bill is a wet dog that is not welcome in any farm or ranch house." — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., arguing that rural Kansas will be hurt if the House-passed energy bill prevails
"It's not the magical yellow brick road to the governor's office." — Lt. Gov. Troy Findley, on the likelihood of his job leading to Cedar Crest
"What are you going to say? 'I'm more against Obama than you are'?" — Republican strategist Rich Galen, on the GOP Senate primary between Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt
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"You're I think the first Cabinet member I've met from the Obama administration that seems alive." — "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a week after Stewart interviewed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius