Hoagland, Lauderdale, Haskins, Berman, (another) Berman, and Farber
Ken Hoagland, a spokesman for James Leininger of San Antonio, who personally spent more than $4.4 million on GOP politics this year, asked by the San Antonio Express-News whether the results of the general election were a disappointment to his boss: "He is more determined than ever."
Robert Lauderdale of Arlington, Va., talking to The New York Times about lingering post-election political signs: "They're like pimples on a teenager. It's pretty much impossible to get rid of all of them."
Ron Haskins, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, on the post-election mood, quoted in the Austin American-Statesman: "Both sides have been magnificent so far. Everybody's bipartisan. It's going to last at least another half-hour."
Washington lobbyist Wayne Berman, a Republican, quoted in The New York Times after the elections: "I've told my Democratic partners it's time for them to buy some suits. I went out and bought two new fishing rods and looked into yoga classes."
Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, telling the Rio Grande Guardian that illegal immigrants cost the state $2 billion annually: "They do not pay anything. They come into Texas, they have their anchor babies at no cost and then they are rewarded with U.S. citizenship. This allows them to bring their entire families. It is a total violation of the most basic federal laws of immigration."
Sabrina Farber, co-owner of The Garden Guy, a Houston landscaping company, in a New York Times story on the company's written refusal to work for homosexual clients: "Why can't people handle it when you say the truth?"