Monday, November 28, 2005


"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?" "We can't have leaks of classified information. It's not in our nation's interest" - 10/09/01 "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him" - 9/13/01 "I don't know where bin Laden is. It's not that important. It's not our priority" - 3/13/02 "See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda" - Greece, NY 5/24/05 "This notion that the US is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table" - 2/22/05 "Teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test" "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country" - 9/06/04 Poplar Bluff, MO "God speaks through me" - 7/16/04 Smoketown, PA "Karyn is with us, a west Texas girl, just like me' - 5/27/04 "I'm the master of low expectations" - aboard Air Force One 6/24/03 "Do you have blacks, too?" - to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, DC11/08/01 "They want the federal goverment controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program" - St. Charles, MO 11/02/00 "I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating" - US News & World Report 4/03/000 Notable Quotes from Others "F__k the Jews. They didn't vote for us" - James Baker III, former Secretary of State 3/30/92 "To say that this goofy child President is looking more and more like RIchard Nixon in the summer of 1974 would be a flagrant insult to Nixon" - Hunter S Thompson speaking about George Bush "Reagan proved deficits don't matter" - Dick Cheney "Principle is good up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose" - Dick Cheney, then White House Chief of Staff 1976 "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now possesses weapons of mass destruction" Dick Cheney 8/26/02 "We do know of certain knowledge that he (Osama bin Laden) is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead" - Donald Rumsfeld "I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it's what I said" - Donald Rumsfeld "Learn to say I don't know. 'If used when appropriate, it will be often" Donald Rumsfeld "As I was telling my husb_" (abrupt stop, then continuing). "As I was telling President Bush" - Condi Rice (who is single) at a Washington, DC dinner party "He (Saddam Hussein) does not control the northern part of his country. We are able to keep arms from him. His military has not been rebuilt" - Condi Rice CNN Interview 7/29/01 "We were improving America's relations with the world's great powers" Condi Rice testifying about George Bush's foreign policy agenda & the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to the 911 Commission 4/08/04 "We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more" Colin Powell February 2003 "Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all" George Washington "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter" George Washington "To error is natural; to rectify error is glory" George Washington "I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become the subject of an inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too" Thomas Jefferson "The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please" Thomas Jefferson "And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude" - Thomas Jefferson "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers" Thomas Jefferson "There never was a good war or a bad peace" Benjamin Franklin "If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem" Abraham Lincoln "Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived" Abraham Lincoln "Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated" Abraham Lincoln "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future" John F Kennedy "The way to stop financial joy-riding is to arrest the chauffer, not the automobile" Woodrow Wilson "There is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right" Woodrow Wilson "A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits" Woodrow Wilson "Our national debt, after all, is an internal debt owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay the interest they will pay that interest to themselves" Franklin Delano Roosevelt "We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions---bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities" Franklin Roosevelt "When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing" Dwight Eisenhower "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed" Dwight Eisenhower