The Week In Quotables

A compendium of the week's finest quotations, from the nation's newspapers and beyond.
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"It's almost counter to the essence of the place for the majority and minority to share responsibility for legislation."
--Ross K. Baker, a political scientist at Rutgers University, regarding House Democrats' move to pass its 100-hour agenda without deliberating with the GOP

"Some of you are broke, plenty of you are conservative, quite a few of you are young and 20 percent of you are not white. A few of you even watch 'Fear Factor' …"
--NPR's Brooke Gladstone, describing the not-so-average NPR listener, according to a recent audience survey

"Bannockburn Elementary School in Bethesda is suburban Washington's Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor's fictional hamlet where every child is above average."
--The Washington Post, describing the gifted education program at one of Montgomery County, Maryland's public schools

"Ms. Pelosi is a huge Dead fan."
--A spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, regarding Pelosi's affinity for the Grateful Dead, whose surviving members appeared at a fund-raiser