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“This is going to sound real corny, but God bless America.” — Wichita City Council member Sue Schlapp (in photo), as the council prepared to approve the site for a Vietnamese community memorial
“This bill is a wet dog that is not welcome in any farm or ranch house.” — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., arguing that rural Kansas will be hurt if the House-passed energy bill prevails
“It’s not the magical yellow brick road to the governor’s office.” — Lt. Gov. Troy Findley, on the likelihood of his job leading to Cedar Crest
“What are you going to say? ‘I’m more against Obama than you are’?” — Republican strategist Rich Galen, on the GOP Senate primary between Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt
“You’re I think the first Cabinet member I’ve met from the Obama administration that seems alive.” — “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a week after Stewart interviewed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
“General Motors just announced they’ve created — I’m not kidding — a new line of Cadillac cologne. The Cadillac cologne slogan is, ‘Smell like you owe the federal government $10 billion.’” — Conan O’Brien
“Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the U.S. will send an additional 22,000 troops to Iraq to speed up the withdrawal effort. It’s all part of the administration’s new exit strategy, ‘Reverse Psychology.’” — Jimmy Fallon
“At her confirmation hearing, Sonia Sotomayor said that judges gather information from everywhere, including Wikipedia, which explains why she kept citing the landmark case Roe v. Wade Boggs.” — Conan O’Brien
“How about that Harry Potter movie? . . . In this one, Harry goes up against Dick Cheney and his secret CIA hit squad.” — David Letterman
“President Obama’s teleprompter fell to the ground and shattered during a speech on the economy. Wow, even speeches about the economy are crashing. That’s bad.” — Jimmy Fallon
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