Club 20: Quote Rail April 05, 2009

• “We Will Trade Ritter to the Bears.”
— a sign held by a picketer at Club 20 meeting

• “If we oppose tax increases, who’s going to pay for those big jets and huge bonuses?”
— Sheryl Ayers of La Plata County, on opposition to more federal tax increases, with tongue firmly implanted in cheek.

• “Didn’t you used to be somebody? It’s an old joke, Jim Spehar, but it was said to me.”
— former Club 20 President Bill Cleary, on how he was greeted after becoming the group’s leader.

• “I headed down (U.S. Highway ) 285 and over Monarch, and it was dry.”
— Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, on the difficulty of reaching Grand Junction for the Club 20 meeting.

• “He doesn’t know where the West Slope is.”
— Club 20 member Harry Peroulis, on why Gov. Bill Ritter was a no-show at the spring meeting, perhaps with tongue less firmly implanted in cheek.

• “We really don’t want the property. We’d much rather have the loan payment.”
— Don Childears, president of the Colorado Bankers Association, speaking on the willingness of banks to renegotiate loan terms where possible rather than see homes go into foreclosure.


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