So they said

“I picked Kansas last year to win it, and I got hurt.” — President Obama, who nevertheless again predicted this year that the KU Jayhawks would win it all (“I’m giving them a chance at redemption”)

“He picked the Kansas Jayhawks to win, while I’m holding out for the Kansas State Wildcats to clench the title. And I sure hope he would find time to present a serious budget proposal long before the championship game.” — Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, on Obama’s bracket

“Carbon dioxide is a basic building block of our existence. Regulating that is the height of arrogance.” — Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, as 30 Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against amendments acknowledging the scientific consensus around climate change

“Met with Bono today. What do an Irish Rock Star and a Kansas country fan have in common: how to feed our troubled and hungry world.” — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on Twitter on Tuesday