So they said

morannew“Washington will change the way you think. It will kind of mess you up. That’s why I travel back and forth from Kansas to D.C. every week.” – Sen. Jerry Moran (in photo), R-Kan., in Marion, at his 1,000th town hall meeting

“Does this midnight New Year’s Eve race include Breathalyzers at the start or the finish line?” – Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner, as the City Council passed an ordinance blessing GoRun Wichita’s special 5K

“So you’ll be able to go ahead and run then, vice mayor, with immunity.” – Council member Janet Miller, when the answer was “no”

“We’d like to get engaged before we announce we got married.” – Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George, suggesting the Brownback administration was blindsided by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s recent speech advocating a truce in the economic development border war

“In my opinion, the worst family in the world is better for a child than the best foster home.” – Kansans for Liberty’s Craig Gabel, in the Topeka Capital-Journal, about the group’s 2014 goal of curbing the state’s capacity to remove kids from homes

“Did you realize you’ve been getting dumber?” – Rep. Annie Tietze, D-Topeka, joking to a crowd in fluoridated Topeka about proposed legislation to force cities to tell water users about the (scientifically disputed) dangers of fluoridation