"There are flat-bottom boats that don't have rudders, and it's very difficult to steer them. They pretty much go where the wind blows them. I think Jerry Moran is a flat-bottom boat." — Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, answering a question in Pittsburg about why he, and not Moran, is the better candidate for U.S. Senate
"Anything Washington, D.C., calls reform is a bad deal." — Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, in Great Bend, touting his votes against the stimulus, bailouts, cap-and-trade, Cash for Clunkers, and health reform
"If we lower taxes in good times and don't increase them in bad times, when do we raise them?" — Garden City school superintendent Rick Atha, at a meeting with legislators
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