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So they said

▪  “In places like Kansas, the only blue stands for KU.” – President Obama, joking at the University of Kansas about speaking in a Republican state

▪  “I’m not sure there’s enough smokers and drinkers in Kansas to balance these enormous financial cuts.” – former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, on Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to pay for his income tax cuts in part with tax hikes on tobacco and alcohol

▪  “Perspective: A hamburger and fries two days a week instead of the large Big Mac meal the other 29 days = 4% cut” – Kansas Chamber of Commerce tweet supporting the governor’s proposed extension of a 4 percent state agency cut

▪  Brownback’s “got a new dog to kick.” – Buhler school district business manager Perry McCabe, on how the governor is now blaming Kansas’ budget shortfall on school funding rather than on Obama

– Rhonda Holman