Who Said It Best (And Worst) rounds up the week’s best and worst quotes from notable Milwaukee figures and folks-about-town.

SAID IT BEST
Journal Sentinel columnist James Causey, on the push to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol:

“Obama is right. When I was a kid, I thought the flag was cool until I learned its history. Understanding how such a symbol is a constant reminder of an abominable time should be enough to force some tough decisions. That starts with, but should not end with, the removal of the Confederate flag.”

Let’s all take note of the “should not end with” part, and also keep this debate from spiraling off into making fun of some guy from The Dukes Of Hazzard or whatever.

SAID IT WORST
Gov. Scott Walker, on Friday’s historic Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage:

“I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage, an institution that the author of this decision acknowledges ‘has been with us for millennia.’ In 2006 I, like millions of Americans, voted to amend our state constitution to protect the institution of marriage from exactly this type of judicial activism. The states are the proper place for these decisions to be made, and as we have seen repeatedly over the last few days, we will need a conservative president who will appoint men and women to the Court who will faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our land without injecting their own political agendas. As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage.”

Just when you thought Walker could celebrate after ending Wisconsin’s long nightmare of handgun waiting periods, this comes along. Poor dude.