The Week in Quotes (Oct. 28 – Nov. 3)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats, rallying Iowans to vote against retaining state Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins over the court’s unanimous 2009 decision to legalize gay marriage in Iowa.

This is the most important election in our lifetime. For heaven’s sake, stand and let your voice be heard on Nov. 6.

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Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, a favorite of the religious right, in a new ad for Value Voters USA.

Your vote will affect the future and be recorded in eternity.

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Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest spokeswoman Sara Kiesler, on Congressional candidate John Koster using the phrase “the rape thing” when describing his views on abortion.

My gut reaction was that rape is violence, and that rape is a crime, and that his choice of words diminishes that violence.

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Daron Shaw, co-director of a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll on who Texans trust more – scientists or politicians.

Taken from a purely political point of view, if you are bucking scientific trends — if you’re a Republican bucking scientific research on global warming or something like that — you can largely split reaction to that by saying, ‘Hey, I’m going with my faith,’ or ‘I’m going with gut instinct,’ or ‘Experts aren’t everything.’

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Bob Vander Plaats, an Iowa conservative Christian kingmaker, on a future presidential run by Gov. Rick Perry.

We have a lot of regard and respect for Gov. Perry. And I think Gov. Perry has learned a few things about running for president. One is, if he’s going to get in, get in a little earlier than he did. Two is he shouldn’t have back surgery. And definitely be off Oxycodone.

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