Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
A senior adviser to the Rick Perry campaign, which is readying itself to explain its failure.
There has never been a more ineptly orchestrated, just unbelievably subpar campaign for president of the United States than this one.
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney, the winner of the Iowa caucuses, noting that New Hampshire, the next primary state, rarely takes its cues from Iowa. (Huntsman did not campaign in Iowa and received only one percent of the vote there.)
Welcome to New Hampshire. Nobody cares.
Rick Perry, taking a thinly veiled shot at Iowa, whose caucus-goers the night before had given him just 10 percent of the vote.
This is a quirky place and a quirky process to say the least. We’re going to go into, you know, places where they have actual primaries and there are going to be real Republicans voting.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, in an April 2011 column in which he argued that cherry-picking religious texts stokes irrational fears and should not be used to set policy.
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Christians get the benefit of the doubt. Muslims get Glenn Beck asking a Muslim congressman to “prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.”
Former ESPN analyst and U.S. Senate candidate from Texas Craig James, in a Tweet reacting to an Internet campaign designed to trick search engines into associating his name with the untrue phrase “Craig James killed 5 hookers.”
Ever heard of a Google Bomb? They’re a headache, but they won’t slow down this campaign.
Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, on his continued exclusion from the nationally-televised Republican debates.
If (Texas Gov. Rick) Perry, who polls below me in New Hampshire, is invited to the debate, the blatant, systematic attempt to silence me will be set in stone.