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So they said

▪  “The president is acting like a spoiled brat.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham before President Obama announced his executive action on immigration

▪  “Pulling back to a point of preservation, and not this aggressive expansion, wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. And it wouldn’t be prolonged.” – Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson, R-Andover, quoted by Kansas Public Radio about the possibility of using more highway funding to balance the state budget

▪  “I don’t have a comment about his comments.” – Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor and health and human services secretary, when asked about Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber’s statement that “the stupidity of the American voter” aided the ACA’s passage

▪  “Unfortunately, compromise is not on the agenda today. I guess we’re just going to have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” – Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau, expressing frustration when he couldn’t get a delay to allow for further study before a vote to adopt the uniform plumbing code

▪  “These are the programs that continue to keep people out of the jail. And they were designed and organized and staffed and managed by bureaucrats in a pretty efficient way.” – County Manager William Buchanan, in a report on the criminal justice system – and a dig at two commissioners’ preference that Buchanan’s successor come from the private sector

– Rhonda Holman