"The governor bringing chili kind of adds a new dimension to delivering pork." -- This little joke was delivered and received much, much better than a similar one given to the statewide Lincoln dinner.
"We have to invest whatever it takes so every first grade student has a reasonable chance to get a high school diploma."
"Every dollar this state spends should go for education and job creation."
"The first thing we can do is have state money follow the student. If they can get a better education in a different district we should allow that, even if it means school vouchers."