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So they said

"The only inconvenient part of it is, who do I contact? I want to consult with them." — Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, on the tea party movement's loose organizational structure

"We want to grow up to be like them." — Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan, on how Wichita is not among cities such as Topeka, Manhattan, Hutchinson, Salina and Pittsburg that devote sales-tax increments to economic development

"There were 61 members of the farm bill caucus, which is unheard of. . . . It looked like the bar scene from 'Star Wars.' It was nutty." — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on the unusual run-up to the 2008 farm bill