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 Jennifer Granholm - “These are not just harmless games. The child becomes the protagonist,”
 Jennifer Granholm - “We are at 100 percent service, although the utility companies aren't quite at 100 percent generation,”
 Jennifer Granholm - “powerful because she was improbable. ... Her greatness lay in doing what everyone could but doesn't.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Her greatness lay in doing what everybody could do but doesn't. She was unexpected. She was untitled. ... (She was) an improbable warrior that was leading an unlikely army of waitresses and street sweepers and shopkeepers and auto mechanics.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “This is the largest blackout in U.S. history, ... If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Michigan is going to welcome these victims, these evacuees, with open arms and show them some Northern hospitality.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “We have gasoline at 2 a gallon. If that doesn't drive demand, I don't know what will.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send whatever assistance is requested of us, and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can't be the cutting edge for change.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “That's one of the most exciting things about Michigan's future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Obviously we want to keep the jobs we've got.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress. And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Today, the governor has no intention of suspending the sales tax, ... It would be an option, under a variety of circumstances.”
 Jennifer Granholm - “Our goal is to give these people a safe, comfortable place to rebuild their lives until they can go home to a rebuilt Gulf Coast. We had everything in place ready to accept our brothers and sisters from the south, ... State and local agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, health and human service organizations, and volunteer citizens have worked tirelessly to provide a comfortable setting for these citizens, and if necessary, transition them into transitional housing in our state.”

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