So they said

“You’re all asking questions today. You disappeared before.” – Sen. Pat Roberts (in photo), R-Kan., chiding reporters last week for how the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus heightened their interest in the Benghazi attack and investigation

“Sam Brownback is a dazzlingly Reaganesque success as governor of Kansas.” – Forbes contributor Ralph Benko, counting the governor among “the rising new generation of officials dedicated to prosperity and moral courage”

“One way to shrink government is to choke the input.” – Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, on the revenue shortfall projected to follow the huge income-tax cuts

“If a person wants to live in a San Francisco lifestyle, they can go there. If they want to live a Kansas lifestyle, they can come here.” – Secretary of State Kris Kobach, suggesting Kansans who dislike their state government’s conservatism can, like other Americans, “vote with their feet and choose a state that reflects their values and the way of life they’d like to enjoy”

“I was fighting a billionaire, a governor and a secretary of state.” – Rep. Ann Mah, D-Topeka, referring to the roles of GOP donor Charles Koch, Brownback and Kobach, respectively, in her 21-vote re-election defeat