So they said

“Boeing to Wichita: Drop dead.” – Seattle Times headline on a column by Jon Talton, who concluded, “This time, Seattle got off easy. It may not next time”

“I think they’ll last as long as we do good work.” – Richard Perez, president of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, on whether the hundreds of Boeing jobs moving to San Antonio will stay there

“It doesn’t make me happy to be a part of an institution with a 9 percent approval rating.” – Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, blaming Congress’ poll numbers on “the messiness of the process,” during a meeting with The Eagle editorial board

“My French is poor.” – Pompeo again, when asked by the editorial board related to wooing Airbus work to a post-Boeing Wichita

“It was, from my perspective, a good game.” – KU chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, meeting with the editorial board the morning after the KU-KSU game