- Called 2008 "a bad year in the Governor's race" for the G.O.P., but noted gains in the State House and State Senate. "Jay ran for awhile, he did a good job running. Give him credit," said Wasson. "I don't see him as a liberal. He might be a liberal on an issue or two, but he might be a moderate on an issue or two," Wasson said of the Governor-elect.
- Noted a benefit of term-limits is you can't waste time. "Ron will be there two years," he said of Incoming House Speaker Ron Richard. "When you're only there two years, you don't have time to really battle and fight and plan for how something is going to happen later. You got to get something accomplished now."
- On Richard: "Ronnie . . . he's as straight-forward as you're going to get. What you see, is what you get. Probably not maybe as polished, but I've never seen a hidden agenda."
Also, Wasson said he's contemplating a bill that would ban elected officials from serving on the state housing commission. Republican nominee Kenny Hulshof championed this cause during the campaign, but Governor-elect Jay Nixon has signaled he's opposed.