13 January 2010

Dueling Quotes of the Day

"Those lawmakers who don't listen to the demand to make changes will pay the consequences in November."

-- House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, to The Associated Press on how his caucus expects to advance its latest legislative agenda.

"That explains why they have been in the minority for 70 years."

-- A response from House Majority Whip Mike Caputo, D-Marion.

(A third quote, from West Virginia Wesleyan College political science Professor Robert Rupp, helps explain the context: "If the Republican Party was more effective and they had more candidates, it would be easier to capitalize on any kind of anti-incumbent mood," he told AP. "Until Republicans are seen as more effective in the Legislature, they're not going to attract much support.")

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