Capitol Quotes: July 29, 2011
Published: August 2, 2011 at 6:47 am
“Not many people commit treason, but we still make it against the law.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, on a bill he sponsored making it illegal for university employees to engage in political advocacy with school resources. Kavanagh said the law is a good one, regardless of how often such advocacy actually happens.
“I don’t know that we can get consensus in five short meetings with this very dynamic group that we have.” — Rep. Doris Goodale, on school districts officials’ comments that they’re willing to work with the state on recommendations for school district unification and consolidation.
“So it is going to be a no-holds-barred match. They might as well put it in a steel cage and let them go at it.” — Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, anticipating how the recall election will shape up.
“What’s clear here is that Randy Parraz and his ilk had built this house, and Jerry Lewis and others who run are going to have to live in it.” — Chad Willems, Senate President Russell Pearce’s campaign consultant.
“Our shared faith teaches us to treat others with respect and kindness. That is how I will campaign and that is how I will lead in the state Senate.” — Jerry Lewis, a Mesa Republican who declared he is running against Senate President Russell Pearce. Lewis said he’ll steer clear of personal attacks during the campaign.
‘‘Problematic’ is a very diplomatic way to put it. It’s impossible.’ — US District Court Judge Susan Bolton responding to comments by Assistant AG Mike Tryon.