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So they said

"In the end, reason will prevail. The Gitmo detainees will not come to Kansas on my watch. Write it down." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, on his blog, where he also asks, "Is it just me or are the comedians not as funny as they were when Bush was president?" and "Is there a food on the planet better than Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Mousse Royale?"

"Thank you for having happy faces." — Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., noting the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce crowd was a welcome difference from the "town maulings" other lawmakers are experiencing on health care

"I don't want to give an opportunity to people who want to put on a show to put on a show." — Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Lenexa, defending his decision not to hold town hall meetings

"It's one good thing about being old." — Jason Eberhart-Phillips, state health officer, noting that 80 percent of Kansas H1N1 cases have involved people younger than 35