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So they said

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. “Bill Gray’s two teeth were knocked out by Pat Roberts.” – Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in a Yahoo! Politics article headlined “The untold story of the 4 O’Clock Caucus: Bipartisan basketball in a bygone era”

“I got banned from the court. I set blindside picks on Democrats. That’s what I did. You gotta do what you gotta do. I was too old to shoot and too old to do stuff, but I could set a blindside pick.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the same story about the 1980s congressional games

“We found ourselves in an eight-week knife fight.” – Greg Orman, reflecting at a KU forum on his 2014 run against Roberts

“I say respectfully to this woman, I don’t know who she is.” – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responding to criticism of him by Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka

“@SenatorReid, not everyone from Kansas is named Charles or David... #respectfully” and “Sums up @SenatorReid’s inability to even attempt to pass 400+ bipartisan House bills as Majority Ldr, respectfully.” – Jenkins, responding on Twitter

“The same state that believes eight hours of gun training is too much for its gun owners requires a thousand hours of training for its professional estheticians. I’ll tell you why: You can never be too careful with hot wax and butt hair.” – Jon Stewart, on “The Daily Show” segment Thursday on Kansas’ new permitless conceal-carry law and punitive welfare rules

– Rhonda Holman