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So they said

"Don't do that right now." — Gov. Mark Parkinson's advice to those school districts considering litigation over state funding

"It's not too late." — Mayor Carl Brewer, in the Boston Globe, urging the makers of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz "Untitled Wichita Project" to reconsider their decision to film Wichita scenes in Massachusetts

"As the overweight person said as he crawled through a barbed-wire fence, one more point and I'm through." — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., trying to argue for a 72-hour delay between the Senate Finance Committee's markup and vote on its health reform bill

"It's like writing a big fat check on an overdrawn bank account." — Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., speaking in Olathe about the Obama administration's spending plans