So they said

“What could be better than New York City at Halloween with our two granddaughters, trick-or-treating?” – Mike Michaelis, winner of the Arts Council’s Gordon Evans Award, unintentionally drawing a laugh at Thursday night’s awards ceremony in taped remarks explaining his absence

“If we’re not here to oppose Brownback, then who will? Nobody.” – Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, who is in a tough re-election race

“I am fairly confident that President Obama doesn’t know I exist.” – Sen. Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City, expressing frustration to Huffington Post about the Kansas Chamber of Commerce mailings targeting her as an Obama ally