Zombie alert! (See below).
▪ “Donald Trump will not be the nominee.” — Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, on the 2016 frontrunner.
Romney isn’t too high on Trump these days, even though The Donald endorsed Romney in 2012 and contributed to his campaign. Romney doesn’t like Trump’s tough-as-nails talk on immigration.
▪ “He forgot that, just because you're on Fox News, doesn't mean that the rest of the country's not going to hear about it.” — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, commenting on California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s remark about how the Benghazi committee undermined Hillary Clinton.
Even Republicans are acknowledging that the frontrunner to succeed Speaker John Boehner stepped in it. (link via johncombest.com).
▪ “I’d like to see at least a 3-percent raise.” — Missouri state Rep. Kevin Engler, a Farmington Republican, on the need to give state workers a boost.
Engler said state employees have been overlooked for years while other programs, such as higher education, have been fed increases.
▪ “It would be best to go to my dad’s farm and get on a combine.” — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on how he would address a zombie invasion.
The governor was asked about the tongue-in-cheek issue as he signed a proclamation declaring October “Zombie Preparedness Month.” Brownback said he had talked to his youngest son about the issue, but wasn’t all that up to speed on zombie combat.