So they said

“Where I come from in Kansas, if you want to stab a guy, you look him in the eye and say, ‘Hey.’ Don’t go behind closed doors and send out your aides to say, ‘This is what happened.’” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp (in photo), R-Fowler, fuming to Politico about how he was dumped from the House budget and agriculture committees

“Given the times … he might want to have a reception — not some big whoop-de-do.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the New York Post, about President Obama’s second inauguration

“We are the dog that caught the car.” – new Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson, on conservatives’ takeover of the chamber

“Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.” – Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Tim Norton, endorsing the partnerships and strategic initiatives of Visioneering and the county’s $40,000 for it

“He was in the Republican mainstream, and then … either the stream dried up or he chose another canoe.” – Roberts again, telling the Omaha World-Herald he likes former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel but is reserving judgment on any Cabinet nomination