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Capitol Quotes: August 6, 2010

‘We had a discussion about having a discussion.’ — House Speaker Kirk Adams, on the possibility of a special session to make changes to SB1070.

“This is a person who hasn’t been very forthright in divulging his records.” — Rep. Adam Driggs, referring to opponent Rich Davis, who was claiming a homestead deduction for his Washington D.C. home.

“The deduction was claimed in error. The error has been corrected.” — Constantin Querard, Rich Davis’ political consultant, defending his client and saying that Davis’ primary home is in Arizona.

“She, of course, wasn’t the first one that has said that.” — Gov. Jan Brewer, on Sarah Palin’s comments that Brewer had bigger “cojones” than President Obama.

“I am not real anxious to do that. I think we need to proceed with caution.” — Senate President Bob Burns, on a possible special session to make changes to SB1070.

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