The Week in Quotes (Sept. 9 – 15)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Rush Limbaugh, musing that al-Qaida betrayed its leader to help President Obama get re-elected.

What if Ayman al-Zawahiri and other al-Qaida leaders gave up Osama Bin Laden for the express purpose of making Obama look good?

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, campaigning.

The promises that were made in that pledge are promises I plan on keeping if I am president, and I’ve kept them so far in my life. That pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take ‘God’ out of the name of our platform. I will not take ‘God’ off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart. We’re a nation bestowed by God.

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Ronald L. Trowbridge, a former vice president of Hillsdale College, on how vouchers can hurt private, and especially religious, schools.

Giving government money to private schools inevitably would make them government schools, as political strings always come attached with government money.

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Mark Coppenger, vice president for extension education and director of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary extension center in Nashville, Tenn.

Sometimes I say Muslims can’t build cars but they can sure blow them up.

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State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, addressing school financing during the upcoming legislative session.

Nobody understands school funding — even the legislators who are involved in it.

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