quote of the week 160 results
"My hunch is that more people voted for her."
– Travis County judge candidate Andy Brown, when asked why he thought he was trailing Sarah Eckhardt in the early returns
"Rail – or fail."
– Mayor Lee Leffingwell in his "State of the City" address, exhorting Austinites to support an anticipated November vote on an initial urban rail investment.
"I can't help but recall the old saying, 'Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are.'"
– Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, concerning Attorney General Greg Abbott campaigning for governor with
racist rocker Ted Nugent
"Greg Abbott needs to stop this nonsense."
– Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, advocating a state settlement of the public school funding lawsuit currently pending in federal court
"I've been over there. I don't think I want to go back, so if anybody wants to have my spot on the tour, be my guest. It's a big hole, a big, deep hole there."
– Mayor Leffingwell, on whether there should be public access to the Seaholm Power Plant building
"It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode."
– President Barack Obama, in this week's State of the Union address, on creating gender equality in the workplace.
"I find 'unlawful' to be a harsh and jarring word and would've expected better advocacy from the Attorney General's office."
– District Judge Lee Yeakel on the AG's choice of words to describe its position that Yeakel is not allowed to consider the latest appeal from condemned inmate Edgar Tamayo.
"Twelve weeks of
[the Affordable Care Act]
has done more to help Texans without health care than Rick Perry has done in 12 years as Governor."
– Ed Espinoza, Progress Texas
"Do you know how long that takes in Texas at 75 miles an hour?"
– 5th Circuit Judge Edith Jones, questioning the hardship imposed on South Texas women who must now drive as many as 300 miles round-trip to obtain legal abortion care.
"I didn't want to change society.
I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it
should change itself."
– Edward Snowden to The Washington Post, explaining his motivation for leaking top-secret NSA documents