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So they said

"When some of our citizens are just really disgruntled, the mayor has the luxury to send them to the vice mayor. That's the portion of the job that he'll be finding out about." — Mayor Carl Brewer, on new Vice Mayor Jeff Longwell

"They do everything to make sure you get a turkey. There are turkeys all over the place. You have to go out of your way not to get a turkey." — Gov. Mark Parkinson, who shot a 21-pound tom at his first Governor's Turkey Hunt

"Thank goodness the voters of the district were smart enough to not elect me." — Parkinson again, recalling his 36-vote loss in a 1978 race for the Kansas House, when he was a Wichita State University undergrad (and a Republican)