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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 MikulskiBudowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? This Week in Cybersecurity: Dems press for information on Russian hacks Overnight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails 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 Sessions House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief Liberal Dems: Trump filling Cabinet with 'stooges' Poll: Most say Trump will change DC MORE (R-Ala.): “From the heartland of America.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezHouse Dems ask Obama to pardon ‘Dreamers’ The Hill's 12:30 Report Election watchdog scrutinizing Florida Dem Senate candidate MORE (D-Ill.): “Fear.”

Sen. Carl LevinCarl Levin'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court nominees will damage Senate McCain's Supreme Court strategy leads to nuclear Senate The Fed and a return to banking simplicity 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 McCainSenate votes to elevate Cyber Command in military Senate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Trump really can't do much to reduce tensions with Putin's Russia MORE (R-Ariz.) chose Palin because Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama to appear on 'The Daily Show' with Trevor Noah Brian Williams slams fake news Obama: I absolutely faced racism while in office 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 MooreWis. Dem demands apology for Republican's 'communist' jab La. rep picked to lead Congressional Black Caucus Pelosi fends off challenge to leadership 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 BachmannWill Trump back women’s museum? Michele Bachmann on Trump victory: ‘God did this’ The right-wing wants a revolution, and we had better pay attention MORE (R-Minn.): “Dedicated. A hardworking woman committed to cleaning up Washington.”

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

Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinFight over water bill heats up in Senate Overnight Finance: Funding bill expected tonight | Trump takes on Boeing | House rejects push for IRS impeachment vote | Dow hits new high Dems introduce ‘Buy America’ amendment to water bill 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.”