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“I’m not good at sharing cookies.”

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Dave Unruh’s confession, which was the first of a couple during Wednesday’s proclamation of Girl Scout Cookie Month 

 

“As a Calvinist, it’s important for me to confess my transgressions. Commissioner Norton, I took your Lemonades. As a good Methodist, I know that you’ll forgive me and let me keep them.”

– County Manager Bill Buchanan’s cookie confession to Commissioner Tim Norton

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“Good thing these guys aren’t in the amputation business.”

– County Manager Bill Buchanan in a Facebook post about his dentist’s office, which called after a Thursday root canal to say, “We did the wrong tooth.”

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“He said we could bring one thing to the table that no one else could. Lunch.”

Jon Rolph, the emcee at the Business Leadership Network of Sedgwick County kickoff lunch on Thursday, on county Manager Bill Buchanan asking Carlos O’Kelly’s to be the group’s lead employer

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“Finally found something I’m qualified to do.”

– Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, responding to County Manager Bill Buchanan’s praise that he did a great job serving water and iced tea at the county fair

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“It’s been literally years since I gave a five-minute presentation.”

– Sedgwick County chief financial officer Chris Chronis’ remark today at a county budget retreat when county Manager Bill Buchanan gave him a 5-minute limit

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“It’s clear to me we have no clear direction.”

— Sedgwick County Manager Bill Buchanan about commissioners’ attitudes on the county’s fleet management policy

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“You’re the sheriff, and you’ve got a gun . . . so you can do whatever you want.”

— Sedgwick County Manager Bill Buchanan’s response to Sheriff Robert Hinshaw when Hinshaw asked if the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council could stay in Buchanan’s conference room to meet as long as it needed Thursday morning