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So they said

– "In hindsight, thank goodness that I lost. My life would have been incredibly different." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, reflecting on losing his first legislative race by 36 votes in 1978 when he was a junior at Wichita State University

– "Apple pie doesn't get that." — Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., speaking in Hesston, about a Gallup Poll showing that 80 percent are satisfied with the quality of their health care

– "Yo Westboro Baptist Church! I'm happy for you and Imma let you finish, but Adolf Hitler was the best anti-Semite of all time!" — A sign (inspired by Kanye West) countering the Topeka church's recent protests outside Brooklyn synagogues

– "If everybody in this country didn't smoke, ate right and exercised, we would have plenty of money to cover health care in this country." — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, while at KU to accept the 2009 Dole Leadership Prize