So they said

“Hope springs eternal around here, even though it gets a little sticky at times.” – Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., in the Los Angeles Times, amid fiscal-cliff negotiations
“I know a lot of folks walked out with a real bad taste in their mouths. It wasn’t Republicans clapping and cheering. It was Democrats.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, in the Washington Post, about the fiscal-cliff resolution
“I think they should be paying me a commission since they’re using my likeness and my reputation.” – Secretary of State Kris Kobach, on the Kansas Democratic Party’s fundraising to fight his “anti-voter” agenda
“He is an insidious figure. He is dangerous.” – Kansas Democratic Party chairwoman Joan Wagnon, about Kobach