The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Nov. 18-23.
"It's disgusting. They obviously believe in accountability for everyone but members of their own party."
-- Brandon Puttbrese, Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman, on Republicans' silence on revelations that fellow party member and professed anti-abortion advocate U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais supported his ex-wife's abortions
"I believe people that say, 'A steak dinner didn't buy my vote.' But the problem is, is it appropriate, gift after gift?"
-- William Perry, executive director for Common Cause Georgia, on the $1.2 million in gifts given to Georgia lawmakers this year
"You can't perform music on an air trumpet. It takes money."
-- Bruz Clark, president of the Lyndhurst Foundation, on a recent fundraising drive that netted $100,000 in cash and donated instruments for the Howard School band
"We both feel like we have been stripped pretty much naked in front of the entire district, and now maybe the country."
-- Physician and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, on revelations about his personal life, including support for his ex-wife's abortions and on past relationships with two patients and three co-workers, and how they have affected him and current wife, Amy