Club 20: Heard In The Halls Quotes Sept. 07, 2008

• “It’s a little bit of what it’s like to go up against Paris Hilton or Britney Spears” when up against popular state Sen. John Penry on Penry’s own Club 20 turf.

— Rep. Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, Speaker of the House

• “Sen. McCain kind of forgot he was running for president and discussed renegotiating the (Colorado River) compact” and related the Arizona position. McCain is, of course, a senator from Arizona.

— Steve Harris, chairman of Club 20 Water Committee

• “We have the dubious distinction of exceeding California this year in the number of ballot measures.”

— Rep. Al White, R-Hayden, on a ballot measure that would make it more difficult to amend the Colorado Constitution

• “Western Colorado is in the cross hairs — I don’t mean it in a negative way — in the area of energy development.”

— Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo.

• “We have all these unaffiliated voters (in Colorado).  When they move around, politicians have to keep their eyes on those voters.”

— Independent pollster Floyd Ciruli

•  “When Ken Salazar was attorney general, he fought gangs. When he went to Washington, he joined gangs.”

— Ciruli, on Salazar’s membership in the so-called gangs of 14 and 16 on federal judges and energy

• “It’s no wonder that he decided to be there today.”

— Wayne Wolf, GOP candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, on Democratic Rep. John Salazar’s presence in Monte Vista, where Wolf said he outpolled Salazar in their respective primary votes in August

• “We’re at a point where the demand is greater, the aging is greater.”
— Russ George, director of Colorado Department of Transportation, discussing the state’s ailing highways

• “Effective solutions are almost always the product of compromise.”

— House District 58 candidate Noelle Hagan, D-Montrose


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