"Drive myself to Burger King." — Defense Secretary (and Wichita native) Robert Gates, when asked about his first retirement activities
"The Arts Aren't in Kansas Anymore, Toto" — headline on a Huffington Post commentary
"Overall it's a noble experiment that Sam Brownback has begun in Kansas, and the dramatic value may be worthy of an opera someday. Privately funded, of course." — World magazine's Janie B. Cheaney, on Brownback's arts-funding veto
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