Quote of the Week: "IF you really care about solving the problem"

"You have to work with other people—that is, IF you really care about solving the problem ... instead of just making a speech."

—Sen. Lamar Alexander in a statement issued on Tuesday in response to an open letter addressed to him by Tennessee tea party groups. Castigating him for "bipartisanship," the groups urged him to retire "with dignity instead of fighting against a serious conservative primary challenger." (Apparently, Rep. Joe Carr.)