What is the first word, or words, that come to mind when you think of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin?

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.): “Maverick.”

Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report Senate swears in new members Van Hollen lands seat on Banking Committee MORE (D-Md.): “George Bush in earrings.”

Rep. Thelma Drake (R-Va.): “The first word that comes to mind is ‘exciting.’ She’s energetic, exciting.”

Rep. Carolyn McCarthyCarolyn McCarthyWhy Congress needs an openly atheist member, now Lobbying World Lobbying world MORE (D-N.Y.): “Alaska.”

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.): “I guess the first one that I would say is ‘unknowledgeable.’ ”

Sen. John Warner (R-Va.): “Well, she’s just a slice of pure Americana.”

Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsFranken emerges as liberal force in hearings Five worries for tech under Trump The new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch MORE (R-Ala.): “From the heartland of America.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezDem boycotts of inauguration grow Puerto Rico's representative makes renewed push for statehood Silicon Valley ready to play defense on Trump MORE (D-Ill.): “Fear.”

Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers 'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court nominees will damage Senate McCain's Supreme Court strategy leads to nuclear Senate MORE (D-Mich.): “Thursday night.” [The night of last week’s debate]

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio): “Refreshing.”

Rep. José Serrano (D-N.Y.): “Because of Hillary.” [Serrano believes Sen. John McCainJohn McCainIs McCain confident in Trump? ‘I do not know’ Schumer, Cardin to introduce legislation on Russia sanctions Graham says he will vote for Tillerson MORE (R-Ariz.) chose Palin because Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaEx-Clinton aide: Spicer should have resigned rather than lie Zuckerberg moves spark 2020 speculation Crowd experts: Women’s march three times bigger than inauguration MORE (D-Ill.) did not choose Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for vice president.]

Rep. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.): “Reformer.”

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.): “Nothing repeatable in good company.”

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.): “Good political theater.”

Rep. Gwen MooreGwen MooreCummings: I will attend Trump's inauguration CBC to Trump: Keep Richard Cordray, ensure the protection of American consumers Democrat explains why she's going to Trump's inauguration MORE (D-Wis.): “Frontier woman. You know, someone who can shoot, which is something I can’t do, or hunt. Sort of fascinating.”

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “She’s a good person, but being a heartbeat away from the president, I think McCain could have done a lot better.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): “Sarah Palin. That’s her name.”

Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannEx-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? MORE (R-Minn.): “Dedicated. A hardworking woman committed to cleaning up Washington.”

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho): “Vice president.”

Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinHillary gives Bernie cool reception at Trump inaugural lunch Major progressive group unveils first 2018 Senate endorsements Overnight Finance: Scoop – Trump team eyes dramatic spending cuts | Treasury pick survives stormy hearing MORE (D-Wis.):
“I still am trying to figure out McCain’s reasons in his selection of a running mate. What keeps coming to my mind is that I think her strength is speaking in [a] language that connects with families, and weakness is the depth of knowledge of the issues.”

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.): “Stylish glasses.”

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.): “Unfortunate choice.”

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.): “Lipstick and a pit bull.”

Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.): “A feisty, attractive hockey mom; able governor.”