My Favorite Quotes
Hits 26 to 50 of 62
 Paul Begala - “If you vote against him in a swing state, you look unreasonable.”
 Paul Begala - “the Brady Bill (for screening of gun purchasers) and the assault weapons ban inflamed the Republican base voters and increased their turnout.”
 Paul Begala - “The president's bottom line again, election year or not, is youth smoking, saving kids lives.”
 Paul Begala - “If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie.”
 Paul Begala - “We won't put the nuclear storage facility in your state unless the science gets better, improves it.”
 Paul Begala - “ABC's Ted Koppel said the possibility of a Rove or Libby indictment had risen to the level of expectation, ... If, in fact, the news reports are true, Karl could be in a lot of trouble.”
 Paul Begala - “The hurricane is an act of nature,”
 Paul Begala - “When all you had to do was punch a hole in the ground and strike oil, it was easy to have the highest high school dropout rate. But you can't drop out and invent a new microchip. Texas is changing, but the constant is hatred of government, and that's a mistake in the 21st century.”
 Paul Begala - “When a White House is under siege, no one wants to talk to anyone. Literally, anything you say can and will be used against you. When you're in a meeting and you see one of your colleagues taking notes, you start to wonder how long it will be before you're interrogated based on her notes. Maybe she's doodling. Or maybe she's digging your grave. The mind tries to focus on the task at hand, but the grand jury is never far from your thoughts.”
 Paul Begala - “I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing”
 Paul Begala - “It's very good for him, ... I wouldn't go so far as to say it locks anything up, though, because people want to make up their own minds.”
 Paul Begala - “Texas is the nearest thing to heaven there is. We love our state but we are embarrassed by our weak government. We ignore 400,000 souls in Third World conditions with no electricity and no running water. We pay our teachers less than our football coaches, and we get the results you'd expect.”
 Paul Begala - “to live and to kill and to kill and to kill.”
 Paul Begala - “You never have a good night's sleep. You never have a peaceful meal. There's this gnawing in your gut. You get peace when you work.”
 Paul Begala - “I would tell him to say, 'I'm very, very sorry for every vote I've cast in the past two years,' ... 'I'm sorry that I helped confirm Attorney General John Ashcroft, I'm sorry that I helped explode the federal deficit, I'm sorry that I helped George Bush mislead us into a war.' That's what I'd have him say. But, you know, he didn't call me to write this one.”
 Paul Begala - “Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.”
 Paul Begala - “If you're running for president and you vote for this guy, you're going to come to regret it. Decisions will come down from the court that will outrage very important Democratic voters.”
 Paul Begala - “I was looking in The New York Times the other day and there was a poll that showed that 31 percent of the people believed that the Democrats had a plan for the country. That's not enough,”
 Paul Begala - “Bob Woodward's characterization of my memo is incorrect. In the days following 911 our country came together in a nonpartisan support of the president. During that time, I wrote a personal note to a White House staff member as a concerned American expressing my outrage about the attacks on our country. I did not give up my American citizenship to take this job.”
 Paul Begala - “Back in the 70s I knew people who could recall when Sugar Land was a company town - the company being the Imperial Sugar Company.”
 Paul Begala - “It's important that the whole international community come together, speak candidly about it, forget about taboos, forget about conservative ideas with respect to what you should tell young people about. It's the lives of young people that are put at risk by unsafe sex. And, therefore, protect yourself.”
 Paul Begala - “Watts joined Crossfire ... What Color is a Conservative”
 Paul Begala - “stood for the right of states to reject federal civil rights legislation. After Thurmond spoke, Lott told the group, 'You know, if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today.”
 Paul Begala - “It is a painful reminder that even the most well-intentioned among us sometimes act in ways that put children in danger of being abused or neglected.”
 Paul Begala - “I try hard to be a good Catholic.”

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