The following are the answers to our special end-of-session quiz game, Sh*t My Texas Legislator Said. If you haven't played the game yet, don't read any further.

Here are the answers:

1) "It's just nuts. There just has to be a recognition that this is out of control," said Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, on giving criminal citations to students. http://texasweekly.com/node/4864

2) “I know that you don't envy me, and I don't envy you," said Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, to newly sworn-in State Board of Education members. http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/new-state-board-of-education-a-lot-like-1196780.html?printArticle=y

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3) "Please be patient. Stay tuned. But get ready!! People get ready!!" said Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams on Twitter hyping a run for U.S. Senate. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-newspaper/texas-news/the-brief-top-texas-news-for-jan-18-2011/

4) "I'm going to take a spanking for that," said Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, at a TribLive event, discussing failing to tap the Rainy Day Fund. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-taxes/2011-budget-shortfall/use-most-of-rainy-day-fund-or-ill-get-spanked/

5)“I am going to look like an idiot, and they are going to have fun at my expense … and that’s okay,” said Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin after being interviewed on The Daily Show http://www.texastribune.org/texas-newspaper/texas-news/the-brief-top-texas-news-for-jan-21-2011/

6) "The promise is that the money is going to be there, and frankly, I dated guys like that," said Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, on predictions that the economy will improve http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/texas-budget-likely-headed-to-conference-committee-1454050.html?printArticle=y

7) "I didn't run away. Maybe I thought you were going to eat me," said Rep. Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, during an intense floor debate with Rep. Aaron Peña, R-Edinburg. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/ugly-exchange-of-words-caps-off-tense-week-at-lege/

8) "YouTubes are infallible," said Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, claiming to have video proof that President Obama is Kenyan. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/us/27ttberman.html

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9) "I want to give law-abiding citizens a reasonable means of defense beyond duck and hide," said Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, after campus carry legislation hit a roadblock. http://palestineherald.com/breakingnews/x930494592/Texas-Senate-delays-vote-on-campus-guns-bill/print

10) "I am a blonde. That happens sometimes," said Rep. Patricia Harless, R-Spring becoming confused while debating with Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas. http://texasweekly.com/node/4967

11) “I personally don’t noodle, but I would defend to the death your right to do so," said Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, regarding a certain type of fishing. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/05/texas-senate-oks-noodling-the-sport-of-catching-catfish-by-hand/1

12) "We have a lot of great professors. But we have a lot of whiners," said Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, on the need to reform Texas universities. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/article/University-reformers-advancing-with-Seven-1342276.php

13) "I'm in the Zen mode right now. I am thinking," said Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton after the "sanctuary cities" bill was gutted. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/sanctuary-cities-bill-gutted-by-senate-committee/?utm_source=texastribune.org&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Stories

14) "This is a man I can no longer recognize, and I wish it weren’t true," said Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, talking about the leadership of Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio. http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2011/05/san-antonio-lawmaker-squares-off-against-san-antonio-speaker/

15) "At what point is this budget akin to asking an anorexic person to lose more weight?" said Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio at a press conference on the House budget. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-newspaper/texas-news/the-brief-top-texas-news-for-jan-20-2011/

16) "Let's take this down, brother," said Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, discussing an amendment to require Western Civilization courses. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-taxes/budget/house-budget-shrinks-spending-slashes-services/

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17) "Every one of [those senators] is an enemy of the Republic and the Republic of Texas!" said radio host Alex Jones while protesting the death of the anti-TSA "groping" bill. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-legislature/82nd-legislative-session/radio-host-storms-texas-capitol-over-tsa-bill/

18) "People could stake me and Gov. Perry on the ground and torture us, and we still would not raise taxes," said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.  http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/07/local/la-me-texas-budget-20110207/2

19) "You are here to say no to the most racist session of the Texas Legislature in a quarter of a century," said Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, to people protesting the session's many immigration bills. http://blogs.star-telegram.com/politex/2011/02/burnam-calls-legislative-session-most-racist-in-25-years.html

20) “It will really establish, and I don’t mean to be funny, a dog Gestapo,” said Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, regarding a bill to stop "puppy mills." http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Puppy-mill-bill-approved-by-House-1354038.php

 

 

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