They Said It – March 29

“It worked for Bo Derek. She was a 10.”
—Commerce Chair Thomas Carmody, on legislation to deregulate hair braiding

"If someone hasn't talked to you about this bill, I'd be very surprised.”
—Speaker Taylor Barras, before he presented the land-based casino bill to lawmakers on the House floor 

“It had a happy ending.”
—Gov. John Bel Edwards, commenting on LONG SHOT, which recounts the 2015 race for governor

“He and the president, they could never have a physical fight. It would take Vice President Biden — with no disrespect, he has a mockingbird mouth — it’d take him four or five hours to discuss the rules. They’d both fall asleep. They could never have a fight.”
— U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet claiming he could beat former Vice President Joe Biden in a fight, on Fox Business

“Facebook’s a wonderful company. But it’s no longer a company. It’s a country… Some of their actions recently, they’re kind of getting into the foothills of creepy here.”
—Kennedy, on Facebook and its ties to Cambridge Analytica’s alleged exploitation of user data

“Rep. Magee bested by 6 year old Gretna girl.”
—Rep. Joe Marino, tweeting a fake news headline after his daughter joined him at the witness table and she fielded a question from Rep. Tanner Magee

“Size does matter.”
—Rep. Jerome Zeringue, commenting on legislation that sought to address oyster sizes for raw consumption

“I run a mortuary and I’ve been driving a hearse all my life, basically… I used to go and pick up wine and go back to Grambling and sell it out the hearse.”
—Sen. Greg Tarver, during a debate over alcohol deliveries 

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