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 MikulskiClinton: White House slow-walking Russia sanctions Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns Gore wishes Mikulski a happy birthday at 'Inconvenient Sequel' premiere 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 SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFederal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional on its face' FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock MORE (R-Ala.): “From the heartland of America.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezPelosi: Impeaching Trump 'not someplace I think we should go' No room for amnesty in our government spending bill Puerto Rico mayor fumes after GOP postpones hearing MORE (D-Ill.): “Fear.”

Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinA lesson on abuse of power by Obama and his Senate allies President Trump, listen to candidate Trump and keep Volcker Rule Republicans can learn from John McCain’s heroism 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 Sidney McCainTrump's dangerous Guantánamo fixation will fuel fire for terrorists Tech beefs up lobbying amid Russia scrutiny Ad encourages GOP senator to vote 'no' on tax bill MORE (R-Ariz.) chose Palin because Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak 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 Sophia MooreFCC votes to limit program funding internet access for low-income communities More than a dozen lawmakers put family on campaign payroll Freddie, Fannie should offload risk to private insurers 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 Marie BachmannBachmann praises Trump as man of faith Tom Petty dies at 66 Bachmann: Muslim immigrants trying to undermine Western civilization MORE (R-Minn.): “Dedicated. A hardworking woman committed to cleaning up Washington.”

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

Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinStates fill family caregiver void left by Congress Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  Dem PAC bullish on Senate chances 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.”