After seeing the widespread damage first-hand, my heart goesout to those who have lost their loved ones and their homes, ... The devastation to so many is beyond description.
After seeing the widespread damage first-hand, my heart goes out to those who have lost their loved ones and their homes, ... The devastation to so many is beyond description.
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
We need a national energy strategy to increase domestic supply, stabilize prices and encourage the development of new, clean sources of power.
We have broken the cycle of dependency. People have found out they're better off working.
We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected the executive branch while I was governor.
Very few charter schools are being created in some of the best school districts in the state. If you're an educational innovator, that isn't where the greatest need is.
The Clean Michigan Initiative has been and continues to be a success.
The asbestos problem impacts everyone.
Nobody gets any guarantees.
Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.
Manufacturers account for nearly 60 percent of all industrial research and development.
I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive branch and in each case I felt it was important we use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he's off to a terrific start.
I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools.
I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay. I go to visit.
I just have a position that any child that's in a failing school should be able to get out, or be in a position to have that school fixed.
I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get.
I expect my next job to be outside government.
I don't put labels on myself.
Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work.
Believe me, I'm not going to try to get into testing.
As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.