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Capitol Quotes: June 4, 2010

“When we got in the race it was us, Brewer and Dean Martin. Nobody had ever heard of Buz Mills back in October.” — John Munger, saying Clean Elections was the reason he dropped out of the governor’s race.

“It’s not a statistical decision. It’s a politically motivated decision.” — Former ASU professor Simon Washington, explaining that photo enforcement cameras are unpopular despite being effective.

“I will certainly stand up for the state of Arizona.” — Attorney General Terry Goddard, after telling U.S. Department of Justice attorneys that he would defend the state if they sued over S1070.

“Due to Attorney General Goddard’s curious coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice today and his consistent opposition to Arizona’s new immigration laws, I will direct my legal team to defend me and the state of Arizona, rather than the attorney general.” — Gov. Jan Brewer

“We’re going to keep knocking on the door until they tell us to go away.” — Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias, on his multiple appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding matching Clean Elections funds.

‘That policy is a magnet that attracts illegal immigrants.’ — John Kavanagh, on granting citizenship to people born in the U.S. to parents who are illegal immigrants.

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