So they said

“Has-beens coming off the bone pile – that’s your headline.” – Dennis McKinney (in photo), a former House minority leader and state treasurer, to an Associated Press reporter writing about McKinney and the 11 other former lawmakers running to return to Legislature

“If you’re mainstream, you’re going to hell.” – Jack Wu, Republican candidate for Kansas State Board of Education for the district that includes Topeka, where he attends Westboro Baptist Church

“It’s called arithmetic.” – Rep. Nile Dillmore, D-Wichita, on the claim by Gov. Sam Brownback’s spokeswoman that concerns about potential state budget cuts are “inaccurate scare tactics”

“This is outrageous. Throw the whole thing out. Fire who’s doing it and start over. Maybe that’d be faster.” – Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Skelton, on the months of long lines at the tag offices because of a new data system