Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday in response to Gov. Rick Perry’s debate challenge.
Well, he did ask if I could debate here in Washington on Monday. It is my understanding that the letter has come in. Monday, I’m going to be in Portland in the morning. I’m going to be visiting some of our labs in California in the afternoon. That’s two. I can’t remember what the third thing is.
Lauren E. Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT-Austin, an intern for Americans for Prosperity-Texas and for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s campaign for U.S. Senate, in a message posted on Twitter after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House.
Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s editorial board, in an opinion piece critical of the State Board of Education’s handling of social studies curriculum standards.
Too many students leave high school unprepared for college. This, we know. The Texas State Board of Education doesn’t help much by adopting curriculum guidelines that fall short of college readiness standards developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, falsely implying that Planned Parenthood uses federal funds to perform abortions.
And lastly, we will put a permanent stop to federal funding of Planned Parenthood because our tax dollars should never be used in taking an innocent, unborn life.
TIME columnist Amy Sullivan, writing that evangelical voters are starting to realize that “their supposedly-powerful cultural and religious movement” will once again fail to get “the candidate it wants.”
If the whispers about Mitt Romney’s faith have faded, it’s not because conservative evangelicals suddenly feel ashamed about their qualms, but because they’re starting to realize that it’s a lost cause.