Quotes and Sayings about President



"I trust that the president will try, just give it one more shot, some revolutionary way of not doing this, of bringing all those kids back home safely."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Home, Trust, Kids, President, Will)

"I'd like President Bush to get a gun in his hands. I'll go with him. I can't think of anything better than to die in place 's just beginning their lives."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: Beginning, President)

"I'd like President Bush to think maybe there's another way to think, that maybe Kissinger was wrong when he says we had to go in there because he was wrong about Vietnam."
- F. Murray Abraham
(Related: President, Vietnam, Wrong)

"The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: President, State)

"It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: People, Fact, Job, President, Want)

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Job, President)

"Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Power, Effect, Poison)

"The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: American, President, Sea)

"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Progress, Evolution, President, Washington)

"One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Faith, Christian, First, Problems, states, United)

"Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Movies, Being, President, states, United)

"Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate does in a presidential race; I need to begin to win."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Race)

"The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Job, President, University)

"There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we're going to engage in and what the parameters of that are."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: War, Iraq, Nation, President, Republicans, Support, Wonder)

"I think back a little bit when President Bush was elected President and what kind of economy he inherited from the Clinton administration. The economy was going down. It was not doing well."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Economy, President)

"The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Advertising, Vice)

"We're going to hear a lot of spirited discussion about the President's plan in the next few days and weeks and that's fine as long as everyone comes ready to talk and not just snipe, complain and argue."
- George Allen
(Related: President, Talk)

"The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow."
- Gracie Allen
(Related: President, Today, Tomorrow)

"I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a 'national' posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Determination, Generosity, President)

"A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, President, Will)

"The 'transition' involves the transfer of power from one president to another. In recent times, the incoming President has designated a Director of the Transition, a team leader, to oversee and administer the orderly transfer of power."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Power, Leader, President)

"Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Effort, Leaders, President, Will, Wishes)

"'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, Friends, Party, President, Pressure)

"In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Inaction, Inefficiency, Party, President)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"The Leader will be a person with the management skills to coordinate the activities of the Team, and to assure that the Team remains faithful to the objectives of the incoming President."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Leader, Management, Objectives, President, Will)

"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Society, Teachers, Want)

"President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Energy, Mercury, Office, President)

"In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle. If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents but all the ministers of the government."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Government, Men, Women, Gods, Fact)

"If George W. Bush is elected president, I'm leaving for France."
- Robert Altman
(Related: France, President)

"Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

"Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Today)

"I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Thought, Nixon, President)

"We support President Truman's civil rights program."
- Eugenie Anderson
(Related: Civil rights, President, Support)

"My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Dad, Life, Mom, President, Writer)

"Sure, President Bush can say that the U.S. government won't fund stem cell research, but believe me, Japan is applauding. Because they will just do it first and get all the patents."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Government, First, President, Research, Will)

"Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents."
- R. W. Apple, Jr.
(Related: Success, War, Greatness)

"I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Being, Country, Now, President)

"Well, I decided earlier this year that I would run for president, and obviously I needed something to run on."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: President)

"President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people, but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers, then American policy will be challenged very strongly."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: People, Policy, American, Dying, Numbers, President, Will)

"I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
- Chester A. Arthur
(Related: Business, Life, May, President, states, United)

"They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them."
- Ed Asner
(Related: People, Credit, Nation, President, Sheep)

"Two years before the last election you nor anyone else would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to get elected president of the United States."
- David Axelrod
(Related: President, states, United, Years)

"Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)

"If you look at the themes that he struck from the minute he started running for president through today, there is a very high level of consistency, and there is a sense that he is who he is. Obama's governing is completely consistent with the way he campaigned and the themes on which he campaigned, the issues he highlighted, the vision he shared."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Consistency, Vision, President, Running, Sense, Today)

"I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Ideology, President)

"I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Chance, Conservation, Country, President)

"Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Land, Monuments, President, Protection)

"We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Time, President, Saying, Statistics)

"This isn't just about today, this about generations to come. And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation President since Theodore Roosevelt, and I think he's done it."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Chance, Conservation, Generations, President, Today)

"The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here."
- John Bachman
(Related: Government, Possibility, Army, Nothing, President)

"It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

"Then I was president of the Bakelite Corporation from 1910 to 1930."
- Leo Baekeland
(Related: President)

"You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president."
- James Baker
(Related: Court, President, Tennis)

"This is what happens, when, for the first time in modern history, a candidate resorts to lawsuits to try to overturn the outcome of an election for president."
- James Baker
(Related: Time, History, First, President)

"I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins."
- James Baker
(Related: Elections)

"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Church, Morals, Politicians, President)

"The central question is simply put: What did the president know and when did he know it?"
- Howard H. Baker, Jr.
(Related: President, Question)

"I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Idea, President, states, United)

"This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: President)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Business, Career, Community, Congress, Lady, Labor, President, states, United, Will)

"US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Muslim, Want, Will, World)

"President Obama insists he's a free-market guy. But you have to wonder whether he understands how a free economy really works."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Economy, President, Wonder)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Attention, Company, President)

"If I were the president, I would be very concerned... and I would do what was reasonably necessary to find a way to get my people confirmed."
- Max Baucus
(Related: People, President)

"As President, I will end once and for all the use of taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: End, President, Will)

"I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Father, Being, Decisions, Help, President)

"I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Women, Effort, Party, President, Right)

"I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'"
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Actor, Being, Friends, Office, President, Public)

"The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?""
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Hell, President)

"Not a single time have we gotten a right from Congress or from the President. We get them from God."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Time, God, Congress, President, Right)

"I have no desire to be president of the United States. Zero desire. I don't think that I would be electable. And there are far too many people that are far smarter than me to be president. I'd like to find one with some honor and integrity. I haven't seen them yet, but they'll show up."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: People, Desire, Honor, Integrity, President, states, United)

"My men and I have decided that our boss, the president of the United States, is as tough as woodpecker lips."
- Charles A. Beckwith
(Related: Men, Boss, President, states, United)

"One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Strategy, Winning, Difference, Forget, Party, Problems, Sight)

"Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

"Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Policy, Effect, Months, Presidency, President)

"I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing."
- Warren Bennis
(Related: Thought, Control, Being, End, Influence, Man, President)

"On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince the American president not to go to war. I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: War, American, President)

"People have criticised me because my security detail is larger than the president's. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are."
- Marion Berry
(Related: People, Detail, President, Security, Want)

"As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Congress, Party, President)

"From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business, Beginning)

"You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, Example, Old, Years)

"The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President."
- Francis Biddle
(Related: Constitution, President)

"I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Financial, Now, Numbers, President, Support, Will)

"However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration's policies force inflation."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Force, Inflation, President, Will)

"I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under. By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Government, People, Country, Living, Network, Now, President, Right, Television, Vote)

"Parents should watch what their children watch and not use TV as a babysitter. If a show is objectionable they should turn it OFF. They should write the president of the network and tell him they are never going to watch that program again and why."
- Bill Bixby
(Related: Children, Network, Parents, President)

"I often quote Ronald Reagan, who is pretty close to my favorite President ever, I will have to say that, but one of my favorite remarks he ever made was that when you look at Federal programs, there is nothing so close to eternal life on Earth as a Federal Government program."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Government, Life, Earth, Favorite, Nothing, President, Pretty, Will)

"Can any of us even imagine, after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt suggesting we negotiate a resolution or that we could simply prosecute those involved? Of course it is unimaginable. We are right to be in the Middle East, and we are right to treat this as the war it is."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: War, President, Resolution, Right)

"We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues. We sent it to under 100 friends and family, and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Family, People, Censure, Congress, Friends, President)

"We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections. That's appalling. We can do so much better."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Elections)

"The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

"I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Autumn, Iraq, President, Trying)

"You know, I start with the assumption that -or with, with the belief that this president has to succeed. We all have an enormous amount of capital invested in his success. His success is the country's success."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Success, Belief, Country, President, Succeed)

"We barely missed killing Bin Laden. There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him. We rolled up terrorist cells. We stopped the millennium bombings."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Killing, President)

"Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents who faced the realities in his own time and applied innovative solutions to problems."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Time, Problems)

"22 million new jobs under President Clinton. 3 million lost under Bush."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Jobs, President)

"But presidents matter. That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Being)

"Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Government, Majority, Office, President)

"We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him."
- John Boehner
(Related: Change, Work, People, Hope, Now, President, Respect, Will)

"Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
- John Boehner
(Related: American, Healthcare, President, Saying)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"It's easy to kick somebody when they're down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I've told my colleagues it's time that we go stand up for the president."
- John Boehner
(Related: Time, President)

"It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

"House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust."
- John Boehner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Leaders, Now, President, Public, Public trust, Republicans, Senate, Support, United, Will)

"Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested to President Johnson that there should be a commission."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: People, First, President)

"Hale had answered when the President of the United States can't go to a city of the United States and be protected, we've come to a very difficult time in our nation's history, and encouraged him to come."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Time, History, Nation, President, states, United)

"But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Party, President, Stars, State, Want)

"And Hale was devoted to President Kennedy, and there was some talk following the assassination that Hale had warned the President not to go to Dallas, and the connotation was that it would be physically dangerous for him to do so."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Assassination, President, Talk)

"The president of the branch in Atlanta was a pastor of a church, the Reverend Sam Williams, a wonderful guy. He was middle-class and fairly militant for the time and place."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Time, Church, President)

"President Bush, Secretary of State Rice, and several cabinet level officials have visited Alabama's Gulf Coast in recent days to tour the devastation and to offer their continuing support and prayers for everyone affected by the storm."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: President, State, Support)

"This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

"I think the best president - because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism... that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse - and that was Ronald Reagan."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Causes, Communism, Country, Economy, President, World)

"I was thinking of resigning since I did not want to be perceived as a man who did the president's bidding to save my job. I have had some time to think about it since. I think I did the right thing."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Time, Job, Man, President, Right, Thinking, Want)

"I was driven to give the best possible performance I could based on the material that was given to me and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: People, Performance, President)

"I didn't do this for the President. When I had this opportunity, not only was it work, but it was something that I could do, as an actor, for the victims and their families. Something I could give back."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Actor, President, Victims)

"How many McDonald's gift certificates would it take to sway a lot of Americans to pledge to never publicly criticize the U.S, President?"
- James Bovard
(Related: Americans, President)

"Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people."
- James Bovard
(Related: Age, Power, Time, People, American, Americans, Candor, Duty, Generations, President)

"This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic."
- James Bovard
(Related: Law, President)

"With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Balance, Rights, Past, President)

"President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Countries, Freedom, President)

"I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: People, Hope, Energy, Giving, Now, President)

"Every citizen of this country should be guaranteed that their vote matters, that their vote is counted, and that in the voting booth, their vote has a much weight as that of any CEO, any member of Congress, or any President."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Congress, Country, President, Vote, Voting, Weight)

"Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: Government, Love, Lie, Cause, Crime, President, Prison)

"I participated on debating teams and in student government, and served as senior class president."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Government, Class, President)

"Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Day, Freedom, Now, President, Talking, World, Years)

"I'm used to people not paying me a whole lot of attention and underestimating me and, frankly, for me a big challenge is to have people believe that I can be the president of the United States."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Attention, Challenge, President, states, United)

"It's not impossible for a woman - a Black woman - to become President."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: President, Woman)

"I am going to work with Tom Daschle. And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of."
- John Breaux
(Related: Work, Leaders, President, Republican)

"Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage."
- Jimmy Breslin
(Related: Men, Politics, Act, President, Public)

"A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that."
- George Brett
(Related: President, Will, Woman)

"People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness."
- David Brooks
(Related: People, Selling, Cleanliness, President, Value)

"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Country, Wives)

"This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Government, America, Care, Man, President)

"In my opinion, we've elected a Marxist [Barack Obama] to be president of the United States."
- Paul Broun
(Related: Opinion, President, states, United)

"As a Member of the CBC, I will fight tooth and nail to increase funding for programs, such as Ryan White, that were flat funded in the President's budget."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: Fight, President, Will)

"The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: War, Effect, End, News, President, Years)

"Nearly one in ten Americans are still out of work. And still, the President and Congress are focused on ramming through their health-care bill, whatever it takes, whatever the cost."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, Work, Americans, Congress, President)

"In speech after speech on his health care plan, the President has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement?"
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, America, Care, President, Speech, Taxes, Will)

"I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

"The president overstepped his authority when he asked the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans' international phone calls without obtaining a warrant."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Americans, Authority, President)

"Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

"Sharpton is not even on the Presidential primary ballot here in Louisiana."
- Tony Brown
"My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs."
- David Bruce
(Related: Health, Knowledge, President, State)

"Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we'd bring a certain guy in and he'd take over that day and I'd leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn't have been good at all."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Time, Day, President, Years)

"If the Europeans want to intervene, that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Business, President, states, United, Want)

"I don't doubt a number of those ballots, of those votes that were cast for me, probably were intended for Vice President Gore."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Doubt, President, Vice)

"I had hoped that the current presidential campaign debates might educate the public as to what is really involved in the ongoing controversy over campaign financing."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Controversy, Public)

"In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Financial, Depression, Military, Oil, President, Resignation, states, United, World)

"It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

"If it's a close election, then it's better for the Supreme Court to pick the president, whether or not he won the election. It's just insane on its face."
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Related: Court, President)

"That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man."
- Solomon Burke
(Related: Time, Choice, Man, Nixon, President)

"We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy's acting like he's king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!"
- Dan Burton
(Related: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)

"I was outraged to learn that the president wanted to outsource operations at some American ports to the United Arab Emirates."
- Francine Busby
(Related: American, President, United)

"And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!"
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Day, Footsteps, May, President, Will)

"You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Guidance, May, Needs, President)

"Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well!"
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Day, Footsteps, May, President, Will)

"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Mother, President, states, United)

"I think I'd be a better president because I was in combat."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: President)

"I'm going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you're not going to believe it."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: President)

"You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: War, Faith, President, states, United)

"So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'"
- George W. Bush
(Related: Policy, Baby, Lying, President, Right, Talking)

"Look, when you're the president, there's all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it's just the nature of the job."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Nature, Job, President)

"To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Awards, President, states, Students, United)

"Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Faith, Being, President, Will)

"I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, American, Duty, President, Tragedy, Uncertainty, Weakness, Will, World)

"I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)

"I just didn't want to get out there anymore; I didn't want to get back into what I call 'the swamp.' And the other reason why is I don't think it's good for the presidency for a former president to be opining about his successor. President Obama's got plenty of critics - and I'm just not gonna be one."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Presidency, President, Reason, Want)

"I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Capitalism, President)

"I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Democrats, Help, President)

"But you know, it's not easy when your husband runs for president. I mean, it's not easy for me. I'm sure it's not easy for her. There's a lot of scrutiny on families that isn't always wanted."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Husband, President)

"It's not easy to have the job of president. It's not easy to run for it. And it's not a job for the feint of heart."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Heart, Job, President)

"Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Men, War, Women, Country, Decisions, Harm, President, Terror)

"I have been in America only once since Mr. Clinton became your president - as a speaker at the United Nations."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: America, Nations, President, United)

"I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Society, Law, President, Training, University, Writer)

"While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Nixon, Popular, President)

"The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts. That's your money."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Money, American, Iraq, President, Security, Will)

"Mission accomplished? The mission in Iraq, as laid out by President Bush and Vice President Cheney, has failed."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Iraq, Mission, President, Vice)

"The ongoing strife in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the President is seeking to continue that war, give me little comfort that this Administration has learned from its mistakes in Iraq."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: War, Comfort, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, President, Vote, Wrong)

"That was the principle of reparations to which President Truman agreed at Potsdam. And the United States will not agree to the taking from Germany of greater reparations than was provided by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Germany, President, states, United, Will)

"The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That's why I'm running for President of the United States."
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, America, Country, Months, Past, President, Problems, Running, states, United)

"The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Leadership, Country, Energy, Independence, President, Right)

"One right decision doth not a great president make."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Decision, President, Right)

"I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career."
- Herman Cain
(Related: Manager, Career, Corporate, President, Vice)

"From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies."
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Related: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

"I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution. It was, it is, an illegal act. The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution."
- Peter Camejo
(Related: Change, Act, Congress, Constitution, President, Senate)

"The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer."
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(Related: Legal, American, Defense, Office, President)

"If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Change, People, President, Public, Washington)

"What the president announced yesterday, is that somehow magically, if we just continue to prime the pump of taxpayer dollars, we're going to see magically an economic recovery."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: President, Yesterday)

"We've had Town Hall meetings, we've witnessed election after election, in which the American people have taken a position on the President's health care bill. And the bottom line is the people don't like this bill. They don't want it."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Health, People, American, Care, Meetings, President, Want)

"The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration's agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we're not voting no for political expediency. We've got our principles, and we're going to stand up and defend those."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Expediency, President, Principles, Republicans, Voting, Want)

"In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Justice, Now, President, Trade)

"She's leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they're going to blame. They're gonna blame Andy Card!"
- Andrew Card
(Related: Approval, Blame, President)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"And we ought to work our diplomacy first and I think it's a reason it's going to respond increasingly to our diplomacy particularly with the president's direct involvement in the peace process, and I think that's extraordinarily important."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Peace, Work, Diplomacy, First, President, Reason)

"I don't think I'll ever be president of anything."
- Hoagy Carmichael
(Related: President)

"It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

"After the Great Depression and after public urging, a nationwide public competition was held to determine a design for a memorial that would honor President Thomas Jefferson's bold vision for westward expansion for America."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Design, Vision, America, Competition, Depression, Honor, President, Public)

"Clean air is a basic right. The responsibility to ensure that falls to Congress and the president."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Congress, President, Responsibility, Right)

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Democracy, President, Vice)

"We must make it clear that a platform of 'I hate gay men and women' is not a way to become president of the United States."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Men, Women, Gay, Hate, President, states, United)

"I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Balance, President, Press)

"People make a big fuss over you when you're President. But I'm very serious about doing everything I can to make sure that it doesn't go to my head."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: People, President)

"I think Ralph Nader is the biggest liar in American politics when he said it didn't matter who was president."
- James Carville
(Related: Politics, American, President)

"How can we help President Obama?"
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Help, President)

"And in another point of view, I think it is right that the address of a president should be on his own subject, and that different subjects should be thus brought in turn before the meetings."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Meetings, President, Right)

"We believe, as the President has indicated, that this combination of a rogue state that possesses weapons of mass destruction and has known ties to terrorist organizations, is a grave threat to the people of the United States and to other countries around the world."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: People, Countries, Destruction, Grave, President, State, states, United, Weapons, World)

"The liberals are fighting so hard whenever President Bush appoints any federal judges."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Fighting, Judges, Liberals, President)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: America, Christ, President)

"What you have said, Mr. President, fully satisfies me that you have given to every proposition which has been made, a kind and candid consideration. And you have now expressed the conclusion to which you have arrived, clearly and distinctly."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Consideration, Now, President)

"The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: President)

"So, Mr. President, what is wrong with the fair employment practice bill?"
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: Practice, President, Wrong)

"I remember. How many minutes do I have left President? About one, one minute."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: President)

"I am a President held prisoner, that I haven't resigned and I will not resign."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: President, Will)

"From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: God, Performance, Name, Washington)

"Some 43 percent of voters in union households voted for President Bush in 2004, according to exit poll data."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: President)

"I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Day, Office, Routine)

"I think Barack Obama is a one-term President."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: President)

"A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Being, Debate, Defense, Talk, Wrong, Years)

"You got to have people at the top who respond to and are selected by presidents."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: People)

"I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Marriage, President)

"The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Vice)

"After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Being, Office, Vice)

"I'd rather not be known as the Vice President's lesbian daughter."
- Mary Cheney
(Related: Daughter, Lesbian, President, Vice)

"If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: American, Laws, Post, President)

"You know, it's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe; and the steps that NATO will take to expand to the East, that's a commitment."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Dream, Commitment, Europe, President, Will)

"We've worked with President Yeltsin. He is the President of the country. He's been a reformer. We've been able to accomplish a number of things together."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Country, President)

"Probably the most useful thing I can do as secretary of state is to assist the president in adapting and renewing the transnational institutions that were created after World War II."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: War, President, State, World, World war)

"It's been President Clinton's dream that we'll have finally a fully integrated Europe."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Dream, Europe, President)

"We just sent our condolences to the President of the United States and the American people on what is a terrible, terrible tragedy."
- Helen Clark
(Related: People, American, President, states, Tragedy, United)

"As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Fear, America, Country, Osama bin laden, President, states, United, Will)

"I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Power, Fantasy, President, Want)

"I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Circumstance, Months, President)

"I had rather be right than be President."
- Henry Clay
(Related: President, Right)

"I would rather be right than President."
- Henry Clay
(Related: President, Right)

"Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, Strategy, Iraq, President, Want)

"If you look at where presidents come from, they're former governors or senators."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Senators)

"At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait, President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait hanging in the White House."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: History, First, President)

"One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Career, Day, Martin, President)

"Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it's such a hard job."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Hair, Job, Office, President)

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: President)

"As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that I was not selected to be the presidential running mate. And I find it continually appalling that it would be a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Radical, Running, Woman)

"You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Mistakes, President)

"I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: President)

"A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Hope, Self)

"A salute from this corner to President Bush for saying he was willing to investigate raising or eliminating the cap on salaries subject to the Social Security tax."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Tax, President, Saying, Security)

"In my opinion, the president is right to address future funding, even though Social Security will show a surplus through 2018 and will not run out of funds until 2042."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Future, Opinion, President, Right, Security, Will)

"Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq, and we will work with the President and the new Defense Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people guides our future actions."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Work, People, Actions, American, Defense, Democrats, Direction, Future, Iraq, President, Will)

"I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Time, War, People, American, Direction, Iraq, President, Result, Yesterday)

"We are hopeful about the opportunities ahead, and stand ready to join this President in an open and honest dialogue about improving the state of our union for all Americans not the select few."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Open, President, State)

"The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Science, Being, Congress, Leaders, Party, President, Students)

"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

"I was heartened to hear the President say that as we make progress on the ground, and Iraqi forces increasingly take the lead, we should be able to further decrease our troop levels."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Progress, President)

"Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

"I agree with the President that second-guessing is not a strategy, but at the same time, I want to continue the dialogue that ultimately will lead to bringing all of our troops home."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Home, Time, Strategy, President, Troops, Want, Will)

"The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Change, Children, Court, Judges, Laws, President, Will)

"What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: People, Commitment, Compassion, Feeling, President, Words)

"Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Change, Positive, Congress, Influence, President)

"Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

"I'm a huge Obama fan. I think it's such an unbelievably great thing to have a President who's competent and not insane."
- Randy Cohen
(Related: President)

"Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia."
- Stephen Cohen
(Related: War, American, End, Press, Russia, Years)

"The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Time, Truth, People, American, Nation, President, Seriousness)

"There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens."
- John Conyers
(Related: Crisis, Fact, Laws, Nation, President)

"We draw our Presidents from the people. It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people. I came from them. I wish to be one of them again."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: People)

"President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses despite a divided government."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Government, President)

"The President's budget pays for only six months of the war in Iraq and completely overlooks the transition costs of Social Security reform. The Administration always lied about the cost of the Medicare drug bill."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: War, Iraq, Months, President, Reform, Security)

"Take the veto. Bush is the first president since James Garfield in 1881 not to veto a single bill. Garfield only had six months in office; Bush has had over four years."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: First, Months, Office, President, Years)

"I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Death, Thought, Investigation, President)

"I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried, frustrated, with a very sad life, but he was a Marxist."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Life, Failure, President, states, United)

"I am very proud to come back, to speak on the disinterested effort we have made and I believe that, with all due respect, that the decisions we made, when we turned our final report over to President Johnson, will stand in history."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: History, Decisions, Effort, President, Respect, Will)

"President Obama has embraced a partisan, polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff."
- Rory Cooper
(Related: Strategy, Day, President)

"If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Being, Majority, Minority, President, Voting)

"But I do think it's unwise, and it - to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the - that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Mosque, America, Americans, President, Result, Washington)

"Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so."
- Jerome Corsi
(Related: Constitution, Party, President, Running)

"The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Act, Americans, President, Risk)

"This has been on the schedule for a long time. You don't get President Clinton on a 24-hour notice."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Time, President)

"Despite the previous efforts of Congresses, our addiction to foreign oil, as the President stated, is greater today than ever before. That dependency is a threat to our national security, and we must address that threat."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Addiction, National security, Oil, President, Today)

"President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Being, Man, Military, Nation, President, Solution)

"Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides, peace and prosperity for eight blessed years - and even a third term for his feckless vice president, George H.W. Bush."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Peace, President, Prosperity, Vice, Years)

"Censure is a limp noodle across the wrist of the president. I think the way we vote on the articles will express the way we feel stronger than any censure vote."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Censure, President, Vote, Will)

"Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion."
- David Crane
(Related: Business, Artists, Company, Credit, Marketing, President, Promotion)

"President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him, making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice."
- Michael Crapo
(Related: People, Choice, President, State)

"I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies, who are movie directors."
- Peter Criss
"When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Information, Needs, Population, President)

"I'm going to vote in support of the president of the United States in keeping the troops in Iraq until the president and our military is convinced that the mission is complete."
- John Culberson
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, President, states, Support, Troops, United, Vote)

"I said I didn't want to run for president. I didn't ask you to believe me."
- Mario Cuomo
(Related: President, Want)

"I think the President himself is a remarkably intelligent, decent, ethical man. I think he did very well, but I think the job builds up over expectations which all candidates contribute to including this President that simply cannot be fulfilled."
- Lloyd Cutler
(Related: Expectations, Job, Man, President)

"I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people, the good working people."
- Leon Czolgosz
(Related: People, Enemy, President)

"We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Key, President, Support)

"No. 1, Halliburton. Certainly, if they've overcharged they should be whacked and whacked good, but the idea that the vice president somehow is involved in this, whether they got contracts because of him, that's nonsense."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: Idea, Nonsense, President, Vice)

"I would say that President Roosevelt probably was more intimately in touch with the press corps at the White House than President Truman was."
- Clifton Daniel
(Related: President, Press)

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Beginning, President)

"President Bush has said that the ecomnomy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it's a long commute to China to get those jobs."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Jobs, President)

"This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: War, Diplomacy, Now, President)

"I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Enthusiasm, Democrats, President)

"Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: History, Time, First, Play, Presidency, President, Public, Result)

"I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War."
- Larry David
(Related: War, Army, End, Motives, President, Vietnam)

"We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Time, God, People, Entertainment, Help, Office, Will, Woman)

"As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

"It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. And you can dream."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Dream, Choices, Fantasy, President, Right)

"I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: War, Nixon, President, Vietnam)

"The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Age, Benefits, Future, Present, President, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

"In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter worked to make the Federal Government more competent and compassionate and more responsive to the American people."
- Nathan Deal
(Related: Government, People, American, President, Years)

"The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Americans, May, President, Radical, State, Will)

"This country was the moral leader of the world until George Bush became president."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Leader, Country, President, World)

"We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

"I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Care, President)

"I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president."
- Howard Dean
(Related: People, Economy, President, Taxes)

"Not one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. You can not trust Republicans with your money."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Money, Trust, President, Republican, Republicans, Years)

"I think the recovery hasn't been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine, first of all."
- Howard Dean
(Related: First, President)

"We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort."
- John Dean
(Related: Experience, Time, Politics, Comfort, First)

"I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it."
- John Dean
(Related: Cancer, Presidency, President)

"Pride the first peer and president of hell."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: First, Hell, President, Pride)

"President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Women, Work, Hope, Country, Day, Importance, Legislation, President, Wages)

"There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President."
- Don Delillo
(Related: President)

"My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Peace, Decision, Victory, May, Party, Regret, Will)

"The West Wing seems to be feeding the myth about how presidential politics are."
- William Devane
(Related: Politics, Myth)

"Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Environmental, Country, Elections, Laws, Years)

"If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration."
- John Dingell
(Related: Trust, War, Peace, Being, Congress, Facts, Legislation, President, Question, Senate)

"I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower. We serve together."
- John Dingell
"At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say."
- Bob Dole
(Related: President)

"Let me be clear, Mr. President, mistakes have been made in Iraq. And this operation has been far from perfect as evidenced by the fact that Zarqawi and other terrorists continue to wreak havoc throughout Iraq."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Mistakes, President)

"In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: History, Network, President, Vice)

"The more I have studied Lincoln, the more I have followed his thought processes, the more I am convinced that he understood leadership better than any other American president."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Leadership, Thought, American, President)

"In Lincoln's day a President's religion was a very private affair. There were no public prayer meetings, no attempts to woo the Religious Right. Few of Lincoln's countrymen knew anything at all of his religious beliefs."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Religion, Beliefs, Day, Meetings, Prayer, President, Public, Religious, Right)

"I'm not sure Lincoln would fare well if he were a presidential candidate today."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Today)

"President Roosevelt, the author of Social Security, was the first to suggest that, in order to provide for the country's retirement needs, Social Security would need to be supplemented by personal savings accounts."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Country, First, Needs, Order, President, Retirement, Security)

"Thanks to President Bush and Republican principles, businesses now have more confidence to hire workers."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Confidence, Now, President, Principles, Republican, Workers)

"With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, People, Courage, Vision, Communism, Conviction, Freedom, President)

"Nuclear arms is pretty scary because that could end the world. I'm more interested in that stuff than I am Bill Clinton. I mean, I think Bill Clinton is a good president."
- Stephen Dorff
(Related: End, President, Pretty, World)

"Every day President Bush and Congress refuse to fulfill their obligation to special ed is another day Wisconsin property taxpayers are stuck with the bill. It's unfair, irresponsible and must stop."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Congress, Day, Obligation, President, Property)

"Our country is not in crisis; there are no tanks in the streets. No matter what the outcome of the president's situation, life in America will go on. Our lives will continue to be filled with practical matters, not constitutional ones."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Life, America, Country, Crisis, President, Will)

"We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, President, Tools)

"I'm glad Reagan is president. Of course, I'm a professional comedian."
- Will Durst
(Related: President)

"The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey's tail."
- Jean Claude Duvalier
(Related: President)

"But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: President, states, United)

"What I can't quite see at this stage is that the evidence, even to the president, seems to be that clear. And if it is that clear, I can't understand why we are not capable of convincing our closest allies that given that evidence, they ought to join us in this effort."
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Related: Effort, President)

"I didn't view myself as attacking the boss. I viewed my boss at ESPN as the publisher and president of ESPN."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Boss, President)

"I don't think Bush was legitimately elected President."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: President)

"They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: President)

"The president said that he would unite this country, that he was a uniter, not a divider. Have you ever seen America more divided? Have you ever seen Washington more divided?"
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Country, President, Washington)

"If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is President, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
- John Edwards
(Related: Work, People, Country, President, Will)

"The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials."
- John Edwards
(Related: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

"The president of the United States actually has to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time."
- John Edwards
(Related: Time, President, states, United)

"Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Problems)

"Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: President, University, Years)

"Oh, that lovely title, ex-president."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Well, when you come down to it, I don't see that a reporter could do much to a president, do you?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: President)

"Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Man, President)

"Presidents do not go into war lightly. It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions, and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: War, Decisions, Responsibility)

"I don't find any presidents all that sexy. They're not very rock'n'roll."
- Carmen Electra
"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Life, Mother, Control, Blame, Destiny, Ecology, President, Problems, Years)

"It is as if Clinton had called one of the most respected character witnesses in all of U.S. history to testify that the primal urge has a most distinguished presidential pedigree."
- Joseph J. Ellis
(Related: History, Character)

"When I was a kid, Eisenhower had been President forever, and all of a sudden, everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy. I was 12, interested in politics; my father was from Massachusetts, had an accent like Kennedy."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Politics, Father, President, World)

"Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: Decision, Afghanistan, American, Choice, Man, Now, Will)

"President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had. And could have resulted in the lost of many lives in the course of it."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: People, Harm, President)

"I believe the record I was allowed to help establish by the side of the president was important."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Help, President)

"Everybody knows they're on the Obama team: There isn't vice presidential vs. presidential division, there's not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: History, People, Vice)

"The president said that this is not removing a mole. You know, removing a mole, that's an outpatient sort of an operation. This was removing a cancer, removing a cancer takes more time."
- Gordon England
(Related: Time, Cancer, President)

"I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he's off to a terrific start."
- John Engler
(Related: Job, President)

"The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny."
- John Ensign
(Related: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

"The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money."
- Michael Enzi
(Related: Money, Authority, President)

"As far as the men who are running for president are concerned, they aren't even people I would date."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Men, People, President, Running)

"In recent years, more and more of my time has become absorbed by administrative work for the research council of ETH-Z of which I am presently the president."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Time, Work, President, Research, Years)

"The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: Nothing, Past, President, Privilege)

"People don't vote for vice president, they vote for president."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: People, President, Vice, Vote)

"You will see the President being very, very tough on spending."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Being, President, Will)

"As President Bush has said on numerous occasions, it is the government's role to create the conditions, the friendly environment, that will attract capital."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Government, Environment, President, Will)

"This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development, investment and trade."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Development, Encouraging, Deep, First, Investment, Passion, President, Trade, Visit)

"Two people will never be President in my lifetime. A woman and a black."
- Charles Evers
(Related: People, President, Will, Woman)

"Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Country, Democrats, Poor, President)

"Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Power, Leader, President)

"If I were president of the United States, I would include Moslems in my presidency."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Presidency, President, states, United)

"What President Bush did in his doctrine of preemptive strike and in his war in Afghanistan and in Iraq was to turn even his allies in Europe negatively toward America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: War, Afghanistan, America, Doctrine, Europe, Iraq, President)

"The education cuts in the President's budget are both irresponsible and morally unjustifiable."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Education, President)

"The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: People, Benefits, Children, Future, President, Security)

"But the point you need to know is that no president at war cut taxes $1.5 trillion, like Bush did."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: War, President, Taxes)

"Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."
- Russ Feingold
(Related: Health, Time, Americans, Care, Congress, Past, President, Today)

"President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington. The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate."
- Peter Fenn
(Related: Change, President, Right, Senate, Washington, Will)

"President Reagan's one-liners were terrific."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: President)

"Vice president - it has such a nice ring to it!"
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: President, Vice)

"We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Peace, War, President)

"I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Man, President, states, United, Vice)

"For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we're going to be facing into the future."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Future, Now, President)

"It is hard for people outside the White House to understand the constant daily problems and issues that come up that require the president's attention, but he can not let himself get too personally involved."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: People, Attention, President, Problems)

"It was frightening because it was the first time I had gotten a sense of how serious the problem was. It became clear from his notes that he felt the president himself was involved."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Time, First, President, Sense)

"If any of the beautiful people plan to vote for the president, they usually keep their secret to themselves."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: People, President, Vote)

"If the President really wanted to know exactly how Rove and Libby were involved, he could walk down to their offices and demand that they answer him honestly."
- Bob Filner
(Related: President)

"Remember the picture of the president in the classroom, being told of the attack by chief of staff Andy Card? The American people thought they were seeing a man suddenly thrust into a grave challenge no one could have anticipated."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Thought, People, American, Being, Challenge, Classroom, Grave, Man, President)

"By Rice's own standards, the war was well underway by the time he took office. He was a war president the moment he took the oath. But did he act like one?"
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Time, War, Act, Office, President)

"President Bush will come here and there will be new "friends" of America to open a new relationship with the world, new economic fortunes for those who "liberated" them."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: America, Open, President, Will, World)

"I think with new president Chris Pook of CART, he is very active and strong."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: President)

"The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

"What you do as president has consequences."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Consequences, President)

"In all my public and private acts as your president, I expect to follow my instincts of openness and candor with full confidence that honesty is always the best policy in the end."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Policy, Honesty, Candor, Confidence, End, President, Public)

"A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Victory, Defeat, President, Propaganda, states, United)

"I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: President)

"I look forward to their convention and look forward to hearing the President talk about what he will do for the next four years. He hasn't done it up to this point."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Hearing, President, Talk, Will, Years)

"I firmly believe that as voters come to learn more and more about John Kerry and learn more and more about his message that they're going to want a President who is willing to address the fact that we didn't have a post-war plan in Iraq."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Fact, Iraq, Post, President, Want)

"Once upon a time we did not focus on a president's private life."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Life, Time, Focus, President)

"We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president, so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?"
- Tom Ford
(Related: Actor, Fashion, President)

"I feel very proud, even though they didn't elect me, to be President of the Argentines."
- Leopoldo Fortunato
(Related: President)

"Russia under President Putin is less democratic and less free today than when he assumed office. If Russia cannot fulfill its obligation to the G-8 and maintain a high standard of democratic governance then its membership should be suspended."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Obligation, Office, President, Russia, Today)

"I had to perform at the White House for the president, That's always kind of a weird set to try to put together."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: President)

"But here too it should be noted that the President's approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Government, First, Osama bin laden, President, Surrender)

"When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation."
- Al Franken
(Related: Building, Nation, President)

"As I look at President Bush, I think he will ultimately be judged as a man of extremely high character."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Character, Man, President, Will)

"I wanted all my visits to be official. When I sent the pass back with a note, I had no idea it would antagonize the president. I found out years later that it did."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Idea, President, Years)

"The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Consulting, Direction, Dying, Leading, President, Waiting, Wrong)

"And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?"
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Virtue, American, Reward)

"The great power the president has is that he is the most prominent person in the biggest media event on the planet. He has the attention of the nation and the world. When he speaks, everybody listens."
- David Frum
(Related: Power, Attention, Media, Nation, President, World)

"I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal resignation as president of the republic."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Congress, President, Resignation)

"I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: War, People, Feeling, President, Vietnam)

"One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)."
- Frank Gaffney
(Related: Destruction, Post, President, Security, Terrorism, Weapons)

"President Reagan is now at rest. We mourn his passing, but we are grateful for the gifts he gave us: a safer world, strong economic base, and a renewed belief in America's greatness."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Belief, Greatness, America, Gifts, Now, President, Rest, World)

"President Reagan achieved such successes because when you sat in a room with him, there could be over 1,000 people in the room, yet you felt like there was only the two of you, and his wonderful wit would put you at ease. That was a tremendous gift."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: People, President, Wit)

"I have great respect for President Bush, Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: President, Respect)

"It's clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio, thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush."
- George Galloway
(Related: College, Fraud, President, Vote)

"Even if you only counted the votes that actually made it through the hoops in order to be cast, the president was really Al Gore."
- George Galloway
(Related: Order, President)

"Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense."
- George Gallup
(Related: Leader, People, Attention, Effect, Nonsense, Opinion, President, Public, Public opinion, Results)

"Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Work, People, President, Reality)

"If I am a Republican shill, wouldn't you think I am the least amount of a threat to the president?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: President, Republican)

"All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted."
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: Purpose, Press)

"Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?"
- Jeff Gannon
(Related: War, America, President, Questions, Vietnam, Years)

"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Government, May)

"The President is the last person in the world to know what the people really want and think."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: People, President, Want, World)

"It is the function of the President, representing the executive principle, to execute the laws."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Laws, President)

"The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Acting, Employees, Murder, President, states, United)

"The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: People, Heart, American, Employees, President)

"In the name of the United States and President Bush, I want to thank the Mexican people, President Fox and his government for their friendship."
- Tony Garza
(Related: Friendship, Government, People, Name, President, states, United, Want)

"Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: American, France, Ideology, President, Today)

"Nowadays even presidents, vice-presidents, and heads of big agencies are opening their minds to accept psychic phenomena, because they know it works."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Vice)

"You can know a person by the kind of desk he keeps. If the president of a company has a clean desk then it must be the executive vice president who is doing all the work."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Work, Company, President, Vice)

"Like father, like son, four years and this president is done."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Father, Son, President, Years)

"I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Thought, Hope, Party, President, Voting, Will)

"For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him, Rwanda was a marginal problem."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: President)

"It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush's father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Father, Mistake, Acting, France, Leaders, President, Wrong, Years)

"All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: American, President)

"When you look at where the Democratic field is going relative to foreign policy, they are increasingly moving away from a policy of pre-emptive self-defense that the president has adopted since September 11."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, President, Self)

"So I think that our foreign policy, the president's strong and principled leadership when it comes to the war against terror and foreign policy is going to be an asset."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Foreign policy, President, Terror)

"The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Committee, Fact, Party, Past, President, Republican, Years)

"We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Time, Committee, First, Office, President, Republican, Today, Tomorrow, Will, Worth)

"One is that President Clinton, in his first two years of his term, did not govern as he had campaigned."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: First, President, Years)

"I don't want to be disrespectful of the president of the United States, but as a political person, one of the things I appreciated about this president, in the past year especially, is he is a fantastic candidate."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Past, President, states, United, Want)

"And so it was interesting for me to find myself very enamored of a Republican president, but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Thought, America, President, Republican, Spirit)

"George W. Bush is not only a great president; he was a great candidate."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: President)

"On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Politics, Democrats, Hate, Rhetoric, Speech, Today)

"If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, Positive, President)

"My theme is going to be: Together we can win the future. The right policies lead to the right results. And I'm going to argue that President Obama will lose the future because the wrong policies lead to the wrong results."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Future, President, Results, Right, Will, Wrong)

"I believe we will elect a new President in 2012."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: President, Will)

"President Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of - Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Scott Brown."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Jobs, President)

"Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Government, Honesty, Chicago, President, Theft)

"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Food, History, Successful, American, President)

"On September 11, 2001, we thought we were going to be attacked many, many times between then and now. We haven't been. I believe we had a president who made the right decision at the right time... to put us on offense against terrorists."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Time, Thought, Decision, Now, President, Right)

"In choosing a president, we really don't choose a Republican or Democrat, a conservative or liberal. We choose a leader."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Leader, Conservative, Liberal, President, Republican)

"It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Country, President)

"Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: History, President)

"I don't believe, the president doesn't believe, that the high income tax cuts work, period. I don't think the evidence supports that."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Work, Tax, Income, President, Tax cuts)

"While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward."
- Al Gore
(Related: Truth, Courage, Financial, Strength, President, Project)

"A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government."
- Al Gore
(Related: Government, Law, President)

"I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever."
- Al Gore
(Related: Education, First, President, Today, Will)

"As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy."
- Al Gore
(Related: Cause, Economy, Environment, President, Solution, Will)

"I have just come from the castle, where I have seen the president of the republic, and I can tell you that he has accepted all of my proposals without making any changes."
- Klement Gottwald
(Related: President)

"The president has undermined trust. No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity. Caveat emptor has become the word. Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Trust, Truth, Congress, President, Will, Word)

"This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody's been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Intelligence, War, Flaws, Iraq, Leading, President)

"The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war, is in a time of great attention."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, War, Attention, President, Result)

"Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush to take the nation to war. Most of them did so in the belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Belief, Democrats, Nation, President)

"The doctors have given me a green light. They have said that my heart is significantly more efficient today than it was four months ago. And I am anxious to be the next president of the United States."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Heart, Doctors, Light, Months, President, states, Today, United)

"I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Being, Confidence, Events, President)

"I voted no on the resolution to give the president authority to go to war against Iraq. I was able to apply caveat emptor. Most of my colleagues could not."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Authority, Iraq, President, Resolution)

"As I've gotten older, I've gotten more liberal, and my father is increasingly conservative. It's so shocking to me because I always thought we had the same politics. The day I realized we voted for different presidents, I practically fell out of my chair."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: Politics, Father, Thought, Conservative, Day, Liberal)

"President Bush has shown great leadership. He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled or dictated by terrorists, dictators, and murderers. He is absolutely right. God bless him for his resolve."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: God, Leadership, Dictators, President, Right, Will)

"If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: President, Will)

"We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Leadership, Control, Moon, President)

"As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: War, Europe, Iraq, President, states, United, Wounds)

"Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?"
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Intelligence, War, Thought, People, Dumb, President)

"I believe that presidents up through and including George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law, these high officials and certain of their appointed subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Law, Reality)

"I'm not saying my idea is the one and only idea. We should have other ideas, but the president has not laid down a specific plan as to how he's going to get us to solvency. I do that."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Idea, Ideas, President, Saying)

"I think JR would make a better President than the one we have now."
- Larry Hagman
(Related: Now, President)

"I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: American, President, Vice)

"Sooner or later something had to give. But President Bush, faced with the unprecedented affront of 9-11, could not wait to take action. So he had to do what we were capable of doing, and he did it brilliantly."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Action, President)

"The president of General Motors was in a foul humor."
- Arthur Hailey
(Related: Humor, President)

"President George W. Bush is the first American president to call openly for two-states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Peace, American, First, Israel, Living, Palestine, President, Security)

"When you're talking with a person at this level of the government, at the very highest level, I think you have to be very discreet because he, President Clinton, is very aware that anything he says publicly can have a profound impact on American politics and on world politics."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Government, American, President, Talking, World)

"As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, I am committed to educating parents and especially young people on ways to live a long, healthy and active life."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Fitness, Life, Sports, Father, People, Parents, Past)

"Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States."
- Marcus A. Hanna
(Related: Now, President, states, United)

"Is the president purposefully using propaganda and hyperbole to garner the American public for support?"
- Sean Hannity
(Related: American, President, Propaganda, Public, Support)

"Is it that you hate this president or that you hate America?"
- Sean Hannity
(Related: America, Hate, President)

"While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich are pushing us further into debt, he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Debt, Tax, President, Veterans)

"The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Money, Country, Gambling, President, Sanity)

"If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist."
- Angie Harmon
(Related: Now, President)

"The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Time, War, People, Knowledge, Courage, President)

"The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States, all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty, and Japan will be safe thereafter."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Opinion, President, states, United, Will)

"The President of the United States thinks that for the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: War, Opium, President, states, United)

"The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent about the introduction of opium, and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: May, Opium, President, Wishes)

"We were sent to this country by the President, who desires to promote the welfare of Japan, and are quite different from the ambassadors of other countries."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Country, President, Welfare)

"Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries; hence the President directed me to attend to or watch the state of affairs in China also."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, President, State)

"As the treaty made with the United States was the first treaty entered into by your country with other countries, therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Countries, Country, First, President, states, United)

"It will be quite satisfactory if you open them gradually, as the circumstances may require; but the President assures you that this will not be the case if you make a treaty with England first."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Circumstances, EnglFirst, May, Open, President, Will)

"I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot."
- Gary Hart
(Related: Office, President)

"President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Imagination, Time, Leadership, People, Vision, American, President, World)

"The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Country, Fact, Party, President, states, United)

"I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Thought, People, Congress, Content, Judgment, Office, Politicians, President, Press)

"I have one president at a time. I only work for you."
- Richard M. Helms
(Related: Work, Time, President)

"We need a president who's fluent in at least one language."
- Buck Henry
(Related: Language, President)

"As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Leadership, Example, President)

"When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Government, People, America, American, Army, Freedom, Rights, Lying, Old, President, Today, Years)

"The public sector certainly includes the Department of Labor. Those are jobs that are available. They are open and they are good paying jobs. The government as a whole has been actually retrenching under President Clinton's leadership."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Government, Leadership, Jobs, Labor, Open, President, Public)

"In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Government, Film, Fire, President, Years)

"I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Man, Saints)

"I oppose the president's plan to privatize Social Security."
- Brian Higgins
(Related: President, Security)

"Since the end of the nineteenth century, if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about their motives and their intentions in going to war."
- Robert Higgs
(Related: War, End, Intentions, Motives, Public)

"When American presidents prepare for foreign wars, they lie."
- Robert Higgs
(Related: Lie, American)

"It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'"
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Disaster, President, Speech, Word)

"In the final analysis this congressional race is always going to be a close race, whether there's a presidential race or governor's race or not. But is this a better year? Yes, this would probably be a better year."
- Baron Hill
(Related: Race)

"The first person who contacted us was the assistant to President Eisenhower... in the White House."
- Betty Hill
(Related: First, President)

"At the time it seriously troubled me, but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator, President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another. It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally unaware and it was the beginning of my real education."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Education, Time, Beginning, Eyes, Man, President)

"I would like to say that no man ever was given finer cooperation than that given me by President Truman."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Cooperation, Man, President)

"There are big issues, like the reform of the Security Council. These kinds of questions are something the President of the General Assembly must keep his eye on."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Eye, President, Questions, Reform, Security)

"If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly, it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education, which enables a better life for women."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Life, Women, Education, President)

"The fact of the matter is it's very reasonable to ask the wealthiest estates to pay their share. We did that since Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican president."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Fact, President, Republican)

"I'm truly worried about the country's direction. I can tell you this categorically, we've got the weakest president and the weakest governor in the history of my 50 years of public service."
- Fritz Hollings
(Related: History, Country, Direction, President, Public, Service, Years)

"It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work."
- Mike Honda
(Related: Men, Women, Work, Act, Law, President, Today, Wages, Years)

"The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Power, Advice, Constitution, Majority, Minority, President, Right, Senate, Senators)

"It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate."
- John Jay Hooker
(Related: Advice, Authority, Congress, Law, President, Senate)

"There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy, especially in Presidents. Those are prayer and fishing."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Americans, Fishing, Prayer, Privacy, Respect)

"Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Men, Hair, Man, President, Years)

"If we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at a time of presidential inaugurals, this is thanks to Ronald Reagan who created the holiday, and not to the Democratic Congress of the Carter years, which rejected it."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Birthday, Time, Congress, Holiday, Martin, Years)

"I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: People, Community, President)

"In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Mom, Daughter, Army, Constitution, Fact, France, Paris, President)

"Well, it really describes what it feels like to be a normal person whose boss and friend suddenly runs for the president, and then becomes the president."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Boss, Friend, President)

"The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

"For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Government, Committee, Ethics, Lawyers, President, Republican, Service)

"I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Debate, President)

"I'd pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the '60s and '70s."
- D. L. Hughley
(Related: Old, President)

"Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans to get on with their lives and we did."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Americans, President, Right, Tragedy)

"The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Thought, People, Performance, Destruction, Disguise, Fun, President, Saying, Weapons)

"Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Virtue, Night, Now, President, Speech)

"Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Politics, Government, Marriage, Knowledge, Choice, Loyalty, President, Vice)

"The President has only 190 million bosses. The Vice President has 190 million and one."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Bosses, President, Vice)

"The President is the people's lobbyist."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: People, President)

"Our nation must manage significant national security challenges over the next several years. We are already facing a potential conflict with Iraq, new challenges on the Korean peninsula, and key decisions in the president's plans to transform the military."
- Duncan Hunter
(Related: Conflict, Decisions, Iraq, Key, Military, Nation, National security, Potential, President, Years)

"It's taken a lot of presidents to get us where we are today, a lot of deployments, a lot of wars, a lot engagements. You add them all up."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Today)

"Normal people don't just wake up in the morning and say I think it'd be a good idea to run for president of the United States."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Idea, President, states, United)

"Today, I'm a candidate for the office of president of the United States of America. My kids can't believe I just said that."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: America, Kids, Office, President, states, Today, United)

"I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Love, American, Country, Difference, Help, Opinion, President, Question, Respect, Will)

"I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Office, Order, President, Reputation)

"I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Constitution, Rights, President)

"I said I'm the president of Iraq... I did not say deposed."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Iraq, President)

"If you are Iraqi, you know who I am... and you know that I do not tire. I am the president of Iraq and I refuse to answer these questions because this court is illegitimate."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Court, Iraq, President, Questions)

"The important thing is that we recognize our President's leadership, that he is not saying: I am going to walk away from this. He is saying: I am going to do the right thing."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, President, Right)

"I am proud of the President's leadership. I am proud to support him in saying: Yes, we are going to do what is necessary now when it is less painful and less expensive."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Leadership, Now, President, Support)

"The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Age, Libraries, Now, Will)

"It's been years, decades, since a president has lost a major trade initiative. That would be bad headlines."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: President, Trade, Years)

"The President has launched a very agressive campaign of self-defense, with the goal of getting Americans to buy into his vision of America on the world stage."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Goal, Vision, America, Americans, President, Self, World)

"People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Time, People, Applause, Audiences, Freedom, Military, President)

"When the President was asked about global warming at a public appearance yesterday, he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil. You make the connection."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Addiction, America, Appearance, Connection, Global warming, Oil, President, Public, Talking, Yesterday)

"Did I say that the President's entire job is image management? Of course not."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Management, Job, President)

"If it were the Clinton people, they'd be sitting around figuring out how to pull themselves out. Instead the president is continuing to go around the country and peddling Social Security, which the needle is not moving on."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: People, Country, President, Security)

"We know that Europe loves President Obama. He had adoring crowds. The press loves Obama. The question is how will this date end? Okay? The question is, to what end? Why do they love President Obama? They love his personal story, they love his wife. North Korea, China and Russia don't really care about Michelle's arms and, you know, whether they gave an iPod to the Queen, okay?"
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: Love, Wife, Care, Crowds, End, Europe, President, Press, Queen, Question, Russia, Will)

"The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency."
- Bobby R. Inman
(Related: Time, Intelligence, Potential, Presidency, President, Rumor)

"I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Man, President)

"The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Leadership, Hope, Iraq, Months, President, Speech, Will, Wrong, Years)

"I am ready and prepared to work with the President, but I will not be a rubber stamp for any president."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Work, President, Will)

"President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Americans, Focus, Interest, President, Reason)

"I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Court, Day, First, President, Reason, Running, Sense)

"Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Doubt, President, Responsibility, Senate, states, United, Vote)

"I heard someone in opposition to reform last night criticize the president for saying it's their money. They said it's not their money; it's my mother's money. Well that's what's wrong with the system."
- Johnny Isakson
(Related: Money, Mother, Night, Opposition, President, Reform, Saying, Wrong)

"The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Needs, President, Retirement, Security)

"Since Social Security was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to ensure economic security for American workers, poverty among American seniors has dramatically declined."
- Steve Israel
(Related: American, Poverty, President, Security, Workers)

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Time, Attention, President, states, United)

"So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naive, I feel!"
- Eddie Izzard
(Related: Government, American, Americans, Native Americans, President, Years)

"The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person's capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: History, Jobs, President, Skin)

"It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Power, Constitution, Laws, Practice, President, states, United)

"I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Military, Office, President, Regret)

"The president's decision yesterday to set into motion the development of the hydrogen bomb... has placed us on the knife-edge of history."
- Henry M. Jackson
(Related: History, Development, Decision, President, Yesterday)

"Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?"
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Crisis, President)

"I believe President Bush is one of the most dangerous leaders in the world. He is not in search of peaceful and diplomatic solutions."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Leaders, President, World)

"President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office. He should be sent back home in Texas."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Home, Office, President)

"One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Men, Women, American, Dancing, Dress, Office)

"Please be assured that as we move along through the implementation of health insurance reform, making sure that we find efficiencies within the existing system, is foremost on the President's mind."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Health, Mind, President, Reform)

"President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Progress, Diversity, President)

"Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Power, Day, President)

"The President has been a big proponent of the public option since the campaign."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: President, Public)

"Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Effort, President)

"This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Trust, People, Policy, American, Credibility, President)

"Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Environmental, Work, Father, Day, Hard work, Law, Laws, Nation, Office, President, Years)

"Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Education, President, Will)

"The stories have been told so often by those of us who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane, almost like a fictional novel or a movie script."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: President, Years)

"President Reagan always gave the credit to the American people and American ideals. He treated his job as a valuable temporary loan from the American people, a loan that should be respected and returned with dutiful appreciation."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: People, American, Appreciation, Credit, Ideals, Job, President)

"Over the course of two terms, President Reagan revolutionized the Republican Party and changed the political atmosphere in a way still being felt today."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Being, Party, President, Republican, Today)

"Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents, President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal: a bond with the people."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: People, Opponents, President)

"The president has been a true friend of the ag industry, because he continues to invest large amounts of money at a time when savings is really the goal of the federal government to deal with the deficit."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Government, Money, Time, Friend, Goal, President)

"This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Food, Nation, President)

"As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Experience, People, America, Nation, Will)

"Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification immediately disappeared when the President signed the bill increasing the authority and the responsibility of the Secretary of Defense."
- Louis A. Johnson
(Related: Authority, Defense, President, Problems, Responsibility)

"One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, Golf, President, Want)

"What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, People, Distrust, Party, President, Selfishness, Suspicion, United, Will)

"A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: President, Right)

"Every President wants to do right."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: President, Right)

"Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Being, Nothing, President)

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim.""
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Water)

"I'm the only president you've got."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: President)

"Whoever won't fight when the President calls him, deserves to be kicked back in his hole and kept there."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Fight, President)

"There is but one way for a president to deal with Congress, and that is continuously, incessantly, and without interruption. If it is really going to work, the relationship has got to be almost incestuous."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Work, Congress, President)

"Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for the good."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: History, Life, Decision, Act, World)

"The last thing I wanted to do was to be a wartime President."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: President)

"No one is above the law, not even the president. I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor."
- Nancy Johnson
(Related: Law, President)

"Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Change, First, Jobs, Loss, President, Will)

"It is only requisite, for me to say to you, that the President places great reliance upon your skill, judgment and intimate knowledge."
- Anson Jones
(Related: Knowledge, Judgment, President, Skill)

"I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him, he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway."
- Star Jones
(Related: People, Majority, President)

"Mr. Vice President, the most fiscally conservative thing this government has ever done, is to invest massively in the green part of the recovery. Because those green dollars are the hardest working dollars in the history of American politics. That same dollar that is being used to cut energy bills, is also cutting global warming gas emissions, is also cutting unemployment, is also cutting poverty, through retrofits it's also raising the value of homes, is also by cleaning the air, cutting asthma rates."
- Van Jones
(Related: Government, History, Politics, American, Being, Conservative, Energy, Global warming, Poverty, President, Unemployment, Value, V)

"There is no executive order; there is no law that can require the American people to form a national community. This we must do as individuals and if we do it as individuals, there is no President of the United States who can veto that decision."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, Decision, American, Community, Law, Order, President, states, United)

"My mother was the president of the PTA at every school I attended."
- Vernon Jordan
(Related: Mother, President, School)

"We must lead in a different way... We must have an active president, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation."
- Lionel Jospin
(Related: Government, Direction, President)

"There was a president imposed by Syria. Our battle... is to have a Lebanese president that we elect."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Battle, President)

"If I have any advice to give to the Syrian president it is to cooperate for the sake of the investigation or for the sake of uncovering the truth."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Truth, Advice, Investigation, President)

"In 2001-2002, I told the president that the election was supposed to take place when the war was over, at a time when we could return to peaceful life. We agreed upon that. However, I can see now that the election cannot be delayed any longer."
- Akhmad Kadyrov
(Related: Time, War, Life, Now, President)

"I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions."
- Elena Kagan
(Related: Authority, President, Questions)

"Since President Bush took office, we have lost 3 million more good jobs."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Jobs, Office, President)

"Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation."
- Hamid Karzai
(Related: Power, People, Country, Difference, President, Vote, Will)

"I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Actions, Democracy, Elections, Force, Now)

"I think we have very steady records of President Putin, who inherited the country with democratic values."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Values, Country, President)

"The only successor to President Putin is President Putin himself and we could of course dream about President Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor which would be probably as bad as him."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Dream, President)

"My job is to provide the president with the richest possible consideration, so that he knows what is at stake in whatever decision he makes."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Decision, Consideration, Job, President)

"I am proud to be the president of the state of Israel."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Israel, President, State)

"Sheridan is still there, he's the president of the Alliance, everything that was in place when the series is there is still there, we're just moving the camera over a couple of light years."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Alliance, Light, President, Years)

"I would also point out that many governments that chose not to support this war - certainly, the French president, Jacques Chirac, as I recall in April of last year, referred to Iraq's possession of WMD."
- David Kay
(Related: War, April, Iraq, Possession, President, Support)

"Fortunately, President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy disagreed with the estimate and chose a course of action less ambitious and aggressive than recommended by their advisers."
- David Kay
(Related: Action, President)

"Rather than hearing from the city council president, you'd hear from sources all across the country."
- Jack Kelley
(Related: Country, Hearing, President)

"The president's budget proposals have neglected water infrastructure."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: President, Water)

"Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Being, Mind, President)

"It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam."
- Edward Kennedy
(Related: Business, First, Iraq, Now, Office, President)

"Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then, suddenly, to be living alone as the President's widow?"
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Living, President)

"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Mothers, Politicians, President, Sons, Want)

"If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, President, states, United, Want)

"I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for President, who happens also to be a Catholic."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Party, President)

"He may be president, but he still comes home and swipes my socks."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Home, May, President)

"Americans have been given goals to achieve in Iraq, but not the standards by which to measure progress. And the only assurance Americans have been given that we can reach those goals is to trust the President and his Administration at their word."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Trust, Progress, Goals, Americans, Iraq, Measure, President, Word)

"Being lectured by the president on fiscal responsibility is a little bit like Tony Soprano talking to me about law and order in this country."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Being, Country, Law, Order, President, Responsibility, Talking)

"Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: President)

"New rumors that Saddam Hussein is planning to flee to a castle in Libya with 10 billion dollars. Now President Bush doesn't know whether to nuke him or give him a tax cut."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Tax, Now, Planning, President, Rumors)

"As fighting in Iraq intensifies, President Bush delivered his supplemental war budget to Congress. The money will cover 30 days of fighting, then we'll be sent one war every other month until we cancel our subscription."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Money, War, Congress, Fighting, Iraq, President, Will)

"Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.'"
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Democrats, President, Quick)

"President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: War, Earth, Iraq, Leaders, Man, Night, President, Support, World)

"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Habit, Night, President, Promise, Saying)

"As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Health, America, Nation, President, Responsibility, State)

"In the coming year, I believe we can make sure America lives up to its legacy as a land of opportunity if the President is willing to back up his rhetoric with substance."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Opportunity, America, Land, President, Rhetoric)

"The president's dream of a worldwide liberal utopia is going to undermine the security of the United States."
- Peter King
(Related: Dream, Liberal, President, Security, states, United, Utopia)

"We went into Iraq because Saddam Hussein refused to account for his weapons of mass destruction, consistently violated UN resolutions and in a post-9/11 world no American president could afford to give Saddam Hussein the benefit of the doubt."
- Peter King
(Related: American, Destruction, Doubt, Iraq, Post, President, Weapons, World)

"I don't know anyone at the highest levels who approved Abu Ghraib. If President Barack Obama for a moment thought that somebody at a high level had approved it, he would go after them."
- Peter King
(Related: Thought, President)

"I'm a political scientist and I study these things, and I know that economic problems, with the rising unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth, were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Defeat, Inflation, President, Problems, Productivity, Study, Unemployment)

"The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: War, Interest, Nixon, President, Principles, Vietnam)

"We are all the President's men."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Men, President)

"I foresee the Chinese ruling the world. What are you going to do to stop it? No president of the United States will ever have enough power to stop the Chinese when they want to take over the world."
- Evel Knievel
(Related: Power, President, states, United, Want, Will, World)

"If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me, 90 cents."
- Edward Koch
(Related: President, Washington)

"When the President makes something a priority, we see action."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Action, President)

"Somebody asked me about the current choice we're being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it's like two of the scariest movies I can imagine."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Movies, Being, Choice)

"In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Fools, Kings, Network, Now)

"Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned, but the names submitted by the president of the council, at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Names, President)

"The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Health, Hospitals, Population, President)

"There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing. People need to get upset with President Bush. People need to get upset with their Congressmen."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: People, Nothing, President)

"While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there, they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Americans, Inaction, President)

"It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Blame, President, Republicans)

"If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: African, Cancer, France, Genocide, President)

"In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Idea, Example, Extreme, Healthcare, Now, Party, President, Trying)

"I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Beginning, President)

"To have united the purposes of an entire Nation, is the great historical achievement of the man in whose strong hands our President has placed the fate of our people."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: People, Achievement, Fate, Man, Nation, President, United)

"I am running for President of the United States to enable the Goddess of Peace to encircle within her arms all the children of this country and all the children of the world."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Peace, Children, Country, President, Running, states, United, World)

"So I think that I can say, as the President of Poland, we're proud that I am coming from Poland, which is different and what's more important, much better than before."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: President)

"My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: American, Americans, President, State, states, United, Visit, Years)

"My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Country, Job, Obligation, President, Pressure, Promise, Will)

"There are only two ways to remove the president - if he violates the constitution or commits high treason. How could anyone accuse me of treason after I had terminated Israel's occupation of South Lebanon in 2000."
- Emile Lahoud
(Related: Constitution, Israel, Occupation, President, Treason)

"Moreover, as we live in an era of the ascendancy of democracy and human rights, we must see that Taiwan has been a vibrant democracy with a democratically elected president and legislature."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Democracy, Rights, Human rights, President)

"Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Marriage, Man, President, Protection, Support, Today, Vote, Will, Woman)

"The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother: If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody, why not do it that way?"
- Richard Land
(Related: Advice, President, Skin)

"The president's budget request today demonstrates his unwillingness to come clean on the true costs of his agenda. A penny saved is not a penny earned if at the end of the day you still owe a quarter."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Day, End, President, Today)

"We don't have time to wait for President Bush to change his mind. How many breakthroughs have been missed as a result of this policy?"
- Robert Lanza
(Related: Change, Time, Policy, Mind, President, Result)

"Life is very good. I'm the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Life, President, Trade)

"The President should spend his time going after the terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism information with countries that sponsor terrorism."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: Time, Countries, Information, President, Sharing, Terrorism)

"I had hoped to hear the President tonight tell the Congress and the American people exactly how he plans to tackle some of the important issues facing this country, unfortunately I did not."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: People, American, Congress, Country, President)

"I ask the vice president to stop dodging the issue with legalese, and acknowledge his continued ties with Halliburton to the American people."
- Frank Lautenberg
(Related: People, American, President, Vice)

"I've been a strong financial and political supporter of, first, President Bush Sr. when he was running for president, and even when he ran for president a time or two and failed."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Time, Financial, First, President, Running)

"Drawing on President Bush's reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Change, President, Reform, Security)

"Why do the President and Vice-President constantly change the subject when asked to explain why things are going so badly in Iraq? The answer is simple. They have been consistently wrong about Iraq, and the results speak for themselves."
- Patrick Leahy
(Related: Change, Iraq, President, Results, Vice, Wrong)

"I do have to say that I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents, and that he can do no wrong in my book. So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?"
- Denis Leary
(Related: History, Prejudice, President, Wrong)

"I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: Power, Crisis, President)

"And this system sorted out the Chechen war in just 20 days. This way, I used the President's power, he didn't use me. It wasn't hard for me to leave - it isn't my scene. I have nothing to do there."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: War, Power, Nothing, President)

"We all agree that we've got to bring these terrorists to justice and to make sure that they're never allowed to perpetrate such an evil act as they did. And so all of us are dealing with that. We know that the President has the authority to go to war under the War Powers Act."
- Barbara Lee
(Related: War, Act, Authority, Evil, Justice, President)

"Many of us in Congress have been calling on the Administration to articulate a bold mission for NASA. It seems that the President is answering that call. I wholeheartedly support his vision for going back to the moon, and from there to worlds beyond."
- Sheila Jackson Lee
(Related: Vision, Congress, Mission, Moon, President, Support)

"The President would usually talk to me about matters relating to the immigration problem."
- Erich Leinsdorf
(Related: President, Talk)

"A President doesn't have a terribly long time to talk to people who are not really on the agenda."
- Erich Leinsdorf
(Related: Time, People, President, Talk)

"A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Enemies, President)

"A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care."
- Shane Leslie
(Related: Government, People, America, Body, Boston, Care, Fight, Meaning, Mission, President, Speech)

"President Bush says he needs a month off to unwind. Unwind? When the hell does this guy wind?"
- David Letterman
(Related: Hell, Needs, President, Wind)

"President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval of the American voters to become president, either."
- David Letterman
(Related: War, American, Approval, Hell, President, Thinking, Wage)

"President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger."
- David Letterman
(Related: President)

"We make a lot of fun at President Clinton's expense. But this transition is going to be tough because it's been 25 years since this guy has gotten laid in the private sector."
- David Letterman
(Related: Fun, President, Years)

"Dr. Rice's record on Iraq gives me great concern. In her public statements she clearly overstated and exaggerated the intelligence concerning Iraq before the war in order to support the President's decision to initiate military action against Iraq."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Intelligence, War, Action, Decision, Concern, Iraq, Military, Order, President, Public, Support)

"Sadly, the President's budget proposal for the upcoming year once again puts cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans over addressing our country's severe fiscal problems."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Americans, Country, President, Problems, Taxes)

"It was that chemistry. And was the fact that he was president part of that chemistry? I don't know. Maybe. Probably. But it was - I was there because there was chemistry. I wasn't there because, oh, this is the president."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Fact, President)

"I was worried about my mom more than I was worried about the president. And then I was worried about the president, and then I was worried about myself."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: Mom, President)

"I certainly know that this relationship could not have continued the way it did, when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House, without Betty."
- Monica Lewinsky
(Related: President)

"Every President that went to China, I would meet them and have dinner and talk about the past and the future. That was in the '70s."
- Jet Li
(Related: Future, Past, President, Talk)

"You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Money, Party, Respect)

"The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Education, Children, President, Promise, Reform, Schools)

"The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Change, Government, History, Hope, Disaster, Future, Politicians, President, Result, Self)

"The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Morality, Compromise, Nothing, President, Speech, Wrong)

"Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Health, Care, Committee, Congress, Country, President, Taxes, Will, Wrong)

"Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: President)

"Some day I shall be President."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Day, President)

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: War, Purpose, May, Nation, Pleasure, President)

"My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Anger, Heart, Decision, Behavior, Conscience, Emotion, Facts, President)

"With me serving as the president, we filed a $3-million lawsuit against the league and its member clubs in an attempt to win increased pension benefits and a larger share Of television revenue."
- Ted Lindsay
(Related: Benefits, President, Television)

"A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Life, Journalism, Space, State)

"If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit."
- Rich Little
(Related: Habit, President)

"Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him."
- Rich Little
(Related: Job, President)

"By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime."
- Edward Livingston
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Crime, Law, Mind, President, Words)

"The Administration has made critical mistakes and errors in judgment leading up to the war in Iraq. The President refuses to acknowledge these mistakes, and thus, no corrective action has been taken to prevent these problems from happening again."
- Zoe Lofgren
(Related: War, Action, Errors, Iraq, Judgment, Leading, Mistakes, President, Problems)

"The one appearance that I made for President Kennedy, he, as I understand, had his choice or was asked to make a list of the people he would like to have perform, and I was fortunate enough to be one of them."
- Julie London
(Related: People, Appearance, Choice, President)

"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Country, President, Problems, Rest, State, Want, Years)

"Al Gore adopted three utterly different personas in three national presidential debates."
- Rich Lowry
"Because liberalism typically doesn't sell in American presidential politics, liberal candidates tend to run as culturally conservative centrists."
- Rich Lowry
(Related: Politics, American, Conservative, Liberal, Liberalism)

"He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter; everybody he calls on to help him is busy, but lo and behold, you look across the room, and I'm waiting for that action."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Daughter, Action, Help, President, Waiting)

"Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: President)

"President Obama should be championing American prominence, not apologizing for it."
- Kevin Madden
(Related: American, President)

"President Bush is supporting Arnold but a lot of Republicans are not, because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Father, Credibility, Liberal, President, Republicans)

"I don't want my president to be a TV star. You don't have to be on television every minute of every day - you're the president, not a rerun of 'Law & Order'. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Being, Day, Order, Popular, President, Stars, Television, Want)

"Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Iraq, Liquor, Now, President, Will)

"I think the Democratic Party realizes, having lost two presidential elections, we need to do a better job of creating a farm team."
- John Mahoney
(Related: Elections, Job, Party)

"It is very much the theme of our President, President Thabo Mbeki, whose passion is for Africa to work together, and for Africans to get up and do things for us. We are trying as women to do things for ourselves."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Women, Work, Passion, President, Trying)

"This nation is really ready for a woman president. It's taken time, but we're ready."
- Ellen Malcolm
(Related: Time, Nation, President, Woman)

"In my country we go to prison first and then become President."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Country, First, President, Prison)

"All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Leadership, Thought, President, Priorities)

"The public's evaluation of the job George W. Bush is doing as president changed dramatically as a result of the horrific attacks of September 11 and his response in leading the country on a campaign against terrorism."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Country, Job, Leading, President, Public, Result, Terrorism)

"Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Policy, Party, Popularity, President, Republican, Support)

"Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: College, Popular, Vote)

"While Republican voters have remained universally supportive of their President, Democrats and Independents are returning to a more naturally critical stance."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Democrats, President, Republican)

"But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Patriotism, Approval, Measure, Unity)

"My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Parents, President, states, United, Want)

"In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov in what human rights groups are calling a massacre."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Rights, Human rights, President)

"That's the premise of the Saudi Arabians. He's holding the president's hand with one. In the other hand, he's got his hand in the pocket of American consumers."
- Ed Markey
(Related: American, President)

"The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Economy, President, Republican, Years)

"Once there were two brothers: one ran away to sea, the other was elected Vice-President-and nothing was ever heard from either of them again."
- Thomas R. Marshall
(Related: Nothing, Sea, Vice)

"I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: War, President)

"Someone needs to talk sense to the president. But these people are not world travelers. This president, much as I like him, had all the opportunities in the world."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: People, Needs, President, Sense, Talk, World)

"The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that they're willing to defend, that they're willing to use to take down the president's. We're dealing with the power of suggestion here."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Power, Policy, Democrats, Foreign policy, President)

"C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Time, Conservative, President, Woman)

"I don't know why his lawyers didn't tell him, 'You don't have to answer any questions about your private life, Mr. President. Let them sue you. Take the heat. You don't have to answer.'"
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Life, Lawyers, President, Questions)

"The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Experience, Travel, Americans, Excitement, President, Space)

"Do not yield. Do not flinch. Stand up. Stand up with our President and fight. We're Americans. We're Americans, and we'll never surrender. They will."
- John McCain
(Related: Americans, Fight, President, Surrender, Will, Yield)

"The President of Iran has called for the destruction of Israel and the West and has even denied the holocaust took place. Iran and its terrorist arm Hezbollah are responsible for the current conflicts between Israel and Lebanon."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Destruction, Israel, President)

"The cost of congressional and presidential campaigns has been leaping every two or four years. I think this year it will be 60 percent more than 1996; well over twice as much as in 1992 in the presidential and congressional races."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Will, Years)

"I do expect that the President will say something at the beginning of his remarks today, at the conversation."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Beginning, Conversation, President, Today, Will)

"The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience."
- Scott McClellan
(Related: Conscience, President, Vote)

"Bolton's exactly what the U.N. needs at this point. The president's right on the mark in picking him."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Needs, President, Right)

"The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Change, President, Prosperity, Security, Terrorism, Want)

"Things happen in American politics in the political center. If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish."
- Mitch McConnell
(Related: Politics, American, President, Will)

"I'm not giving the president a blank check, period."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Giving, President)

"I'm one of those that believes you can't be one kind of a man and another kind of president."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Man, President)

"We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He's really dumb."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Dumb, Fact, President)

"I have never been in doubt since I was old enough to think intelligently that I would someday be made president."
- William McKinley
(Related: Doubt, Old, President)

"In November 2000, the Republicans stole from America our most precious right of all: the right to free and fair elections... Now President Bush occupies the White House, but with questionable legitimacy."
- Cynthia McKinney
(Related: America, Elections, Now, President, Republicans, Right)

"There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Congress, President)

"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)

"Ronald Reagan, of course, was a Republican governor of California who went through a painful defeat in the 1976 presidential race before winning four years later."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Winning, Defeat, Race, Republican, Years)

"Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Leadership, President, states, United, Vice)

"For three years now, our brave men and women in uniform have done everything their country has asked of them, yet President Bush still does not have a plan to win the peace in Iraq and bring our troops home."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Home, Men, Peace, Women, Country, Iraq, Now, President, Troops, Years)

"I want to share with the American people that President Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations. That is selling our country to other nations because of the spending that is going on."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Selling, American, Country, Majority, Nations, President, Republican, Want, Years)

"Americans simply ask for, not just Democrats in the House but also the Senate has asked the President for a clear plan as it relates to dealing with the issue of Iraq and our troops and making sure that we can bring families together in the very near future."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Future, Iraq, President, Senate, Troops)

"So what we have is a president that has brought this issue before the American people. We now understand that we can't wait. We understand every year we wait it gets $600 billion worse."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: People, American, Now, President)

"What's been extraordinary about this president, Tim, and what's unique about this president is not that the administration is sputtering but rather everything he's taken on he's been able to accomplish."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: President)

"We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: President, Senate, Years)

"The president strongly believes that marriage in this country ought to be between a man and a woman. He also believes it is something that ought to be decided by the people. He doesn't believe that judges ought to impose their will on the people."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Marriage, People, Country, Judges, Man, President, Will, Woman)

"The fact is five months ago this was an issue that people weren't really talking that much about. Because of the president's leadership, because he's brought it to people's attention, it's now a top issue."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: Leadership, People, Attention, Fact, Months, Now, President, Talking)

"I am committed to ensure that our 2008 Republican presidential candidates forthrightly address issues of importance to the African-American community."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: African, Community, Importance, Republican)

"I don't know the answer to that question. I don't think it matters to the fundamental question here because at bottom, this president believes in non-discrimination."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: President, Question)

"The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate and impeach the president. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want?"
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: War, Congress, Democrats, Nation, President, Senate, Want)

"As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Thought, Nixon, President)

"I would never say John Kerry would be a great president. I will say that George Bush has divided us; he has filled this country with hatred."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Country, Hatred, President, Will)

"One of the first things I did was interview the President of the United States. Some people work their whole lives and can't interview someone of that stature."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Work, People, First, President, states, United)

"Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: War, President, Respect)

"Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years."
- John Mica
(Related: Choices, Expectations, First, President, Will, Years)

"The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players."
- Roger Milla
(Related: Help, Order, President)

"President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: People, English, First, President, Trying)

"President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education."
- George Miller
(Related: Education, Children, Class, First, Passion, President)

"Through his mastery of storytelling techniques, he has managed to separate his character, in the public mind, from his actions as president. He has, in short, mesmerized us with that steady gaze."
- James Nathan Miller
(Related: Character, Actions, Mind, President, Public)

"The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic turnout in a presidential election year."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: History, Time, First, Republican)

"President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at a question and the question would disappear."
- Wilbur Mills
(Related: Habit, President, Question)

"I've never heard of any president being so close to his people."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: People, Being, President)

"It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in 'network' coverage of election night."
- Andrea Mitchell
(Related: Ivy, Night)

"Running for President is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually the most demanding single undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III."
- Walter F. Mondale
(Related: War, President, Running, World, World war)

"The true sovereign is not the American president nor the English king, but the Lord of the Second Advent."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: American, English, President)

"Any politician who wants to run for president will come to me in a few years."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: President, Will, Years)

"Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican."
- Michael Moore
(Related: President, Pretty, Republican)

"We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons."
- Michael Moore
(Related: Time, War, Man, President, Results)

"You want to balance the budget in this country? We change the salary structure for Congress and the President. Every year they don't balance the budget, we don't pay them."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Change, Balance, Congress, Country, President, Want)

"The mayor has got to work closely with a wide variety of people, his city council, state legislature, governor, business community, labor community, president and the congress in order to be able to do this."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Business, Work, People, Community, Congress, Labor, Order, President, State, Variety)

"The stronger Hillary is, the weaker she is. The more she seems like a likely presidential winner, the more difficult the senate race becomes in New York. It's perfect."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Race, Senate)

"As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Leader, Positive, Being, Congress, Party, President)

"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Marriage, Action, Gay, Iraq, Military, Race)

"As the President has indicated, my life has been a life of travel - for 60 years constantly moving over the wide world on journeys which first and last have taken me to 83 countries, and, what is more significant, to most of them again and again."
- John Raleigh Mott
(Related: Life, Travel, Countries, First, President, World, Years)

"The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Action, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq, President)

"In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Society, Computer, President)

"We see more and more of our Presidents and know less and less about what they do."
- Bill Moyers
"In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history, a president gives up the bulk of his privacy."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: History, Power, Influence, President, Privacy)

"So without getting into the specifics, I can tell you that to the extent that investigation is a relatively important investigation and meaningful, the president would have been periodically briefed."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Investigation, President)

"So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Control, President, states, United, Washington)

"First, President Reagan was not enthusiastic. But I built up a relationship with him in other areas and then persuaded him that this was important to us and to me, and that we had to at least be in the process of looking at this seriously."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: First, President)

"President Obama is not polarizing, but the media sure is."
- Yousef Munayyer
(Related: Media, President)

"I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose information about prices and quality of healthcare services."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Quality, Healthcare, Information, Order, President)

"May the soul of the late President Milton Obote... a long-time member of this parliament, rest in peace."
- Yoweri Museveni
(Related: Peace, Soul, May, Parliament, President, Rest)

"It is not right for any country, for any president, for any prime minister to act as a prefect on the affairs of Zimbabwe."
- Levy Mwanawsa
(Related: Act, Country, President, Right)

"President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Government, People, Now, President, Promise)

"No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Gambling, Visit)

"It's a sad day when a cartoon is doing more and cares more and pays more attention to the environment than our president."
- Kathy Najimy
(Related: Attention, Day, Environment, President)

"The president's claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Doubt, Misleading, Needs, President, Security, Sky)

"We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan. He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing, but no one has seen a proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: President, Thinking, Waiting)

"For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Investment, President, Safety, Years)

"President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Past, President, Rhetoric)

"President Bush is manufacturing a crisis by suggesting that Social Security is in imminent danger. It is not."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Crisis, Danger, Manufacturing, President, Security)

"The death of chief justice Rehnquist and the president's nomination of John Roberts raises the stakes for the court and the American people exponentially."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Death, People, American, Court, Justice, President)

"The nation will be shaped for decades by decisions that are made by President Bush and the Senate about the future of the Supreme Court."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Court, Decisions, Future, Nation, President, Senate, Will)

"We do not believe voters gave President Bush a mandate to turn back the clock decades on so many of our legal protections."
- Ralph Neas
(Related: Legal, President)

"Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years."
- John Negroponte
(Related: Country, Democracy, Elections, First, President, Years)

"When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: President, Vote, Washington)

"Anytime the president visits Nebraska its good for Nebraska."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: President)

"Any time the president talks, you listen."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Time, President)

"You would have thought that after 9/11 the president would have finished the job in Afghanistan, and kept the focus on capturing Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda deputies, but he and his team gave top priority to their original plan to invade Iraq."
- Bill Nelson
(Related: Thought, Afghanistan, Focus, Iraq, Job, President)

"President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: People, Help, Neighbors, News, President, State)

"President Bush has a track record of making the right decisions when it comes to national security."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Decisions, National security, President, Right)

"The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border, has now been sent to President Bush for his signature. This piece of legislation is an important piece of the border security puzzle."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Act, Legislation, Now, President, Security)

"Well, he can't be dumb, I mean, because he's been president for four years and he's president again, so you're going to get caught out if you're really bad, aren't you? Unless millions and millions of Americans are dumb."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Americans, Dumb, President, Years)

"Certainly in the next 50 years we shall see a woman president, perhaps sooner than you think. A woman can and should be able to do any political job that a man can do."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Job, Man, President, Woman, Years)

"The American people are entitled to see the president and to hear his views directly, and not to see him only through the press."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: People, American, President, Press)

"The memory of that scene for me is like a frame of film forever frozen at that moment: the red carpet, the green lawn, the white house, the leaden sky. The new president and his first lady."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Film, First, Lady, Memory, President, Sky)

"President Johnson and I have a lot in common. We were both born in small towns and we're both fortunate in the fact that we think we married above ourselves."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Fact, President)

"You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Investigation, Job, President)

"When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: President)

"Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Advice, Needs, President, Privacy)

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Government, Doctrine, President, Questioning, Separation)

"If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Office, President, Public)

"I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: America, Body, First, Instinct, Office, Presidency, President, Tomorrow)

"People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: People, President)

"Our chief justices have probably had more profound and lasting influence on their times and on the direction of the nation than most presidents."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Direction, Influence, Nation)

"My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Decision)

"The reason given by the President in asking Congress to declare war against Germany is that the German government has declared certain war zones, within which, by the use of submarines, she sinks, without notice, American ships and destroys American lives."
- George William Norris
(Related: Government, War, American, Congress, Germany, President, Reason, Ships)

"We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: President, Vice)

"We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Act, President, Senate, states, United, Wishes)

"I've done it 30 years. I don't know what there is to gain by doing it 40. But I think there is something about doing it over that length of time that says something. That's seven U.S. presidents and five presidents of McDonald's."
- Don Novello
(Related: Time, Gain, Years)

"Since I'm the president and Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, you know, 'What have you done?'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Democrats, President, Saying, Senate)

"We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Money, President, Reform, Will)

"I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Negative, Islam, Fight, President, Responsibility, states, United)

"I think it is important for Europe to understand that even though I am president and George Bush is not president, Al Qaeda is still a threat."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Europe, President)

"I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Money, Job, President)

"Al Qaeda is still a threat. We cannot pretend somehow that because Barack Hussein Obama got elected as president, suddenly everything is going to be OK."
- Barack Obama
(Related: President)

"And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, People, American, May, Names, Nation, President, states, United, Will)

"President Clinton signed a $10 million deal to write a book by 2003. Isn't that amazing? Yes, and get this, not only that, President Bush signed a $10 million deal to read a book by 2003."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: President)

"The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Army, Fighting, Fire, Friends, Iraq, President, Vice)

"Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Difference, News, President, Saying)

"Apparently Arnold was inspired by President Bush, who proved you can be a successful politician in this country even if English is your second language."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Successful, Country, English, Language, President)

"President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Baseball, Canada, Cards, President, Today, Trade)

"During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Marriage, Debate, End, Experts, Fact, Gay, May, Night, Planning, President, Running)

"In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Cure, Help, President, Research, Right)

"Some people thought we were presenting Archie as a false character. President Nixon thought we were making a fool out of a good man."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Thought, People, Character, Fool, Man, Nixon, President)

"The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics."
- William Odom
(Related: Politics)

"I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president. I am stunned and I'm horrified."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Actions, Opinion, President, Words)

"The equality that we are all entitled to, as citizens of this democracy, can't be avoided by some religious dogma of a President who's is supposed to believe in the notion of separation of church and state. And he frankly doesn't."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Equality, Church, Democracy, President, Religious, Separation, State)

"Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy President."
- Keith Olbermann
(Related: President)

"I think George Bush is one of the most duplicitous presidents we've ever had."
- Jean O'Leary
"Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance. It is just the kind of authority that would attract the special attention of someone obsessed with himself and his own ability to influence events."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Power, Ability, Attention, Authority, Events, Influence)

"The calls that I have received from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the fact that there are other people that are suffering every bit as much as I am, and that our whole nation is going through a tragedy together, I think we have to think about those things."
- Ted Olson
(Related: People, Fact, Nation, President, Suffering, Tragedy, Vice)

"Americans were told repeatedly by President Bush and Vice President Cheney that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. None were ever found."
- John Olver
(Related: Americans, Destruction, Iraq, President, Vice, Weapons)

"The conduct of President Bush's war of choice has been plagued with incompetent civilian leadership decisions that have cost many lives and rendered the war on and occupation of Iraq a strategic policy disaster for the United States."
- John Olver
(Related: Leadership, War, Policy, Choice, Decisions, Disaster, Iraq, Occupation, President, states, United)

"So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades."
- John Olver
(Related: War, America, Iraq, President, Result, Terror)

"President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population."
- John Olver
(Related: War, Islam, Iraq, Population, President, World)

"America has lost the moral high ground with the rest of the world, and we have fewer allies as a result. President Bush and his administration have undermined the war on terror by using tactics outlawed by international treaty and condemned by even our closest friends."
- John Olver
(Related: War, America, Friends, President, Rest, Result, Terror, World)

"This meeting was like many of the meetings that I would go to over the course of two years. The only way I can describe it is that, well, the president is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."
- Paul O'Neill
(Related: People, Blind, Connection, Man, Meeting, Meetings, President, Years)

"I used some vivid language that, if I could take it back, I'd take it back. It's not my intention to be personally critical of the President or of anyone else."
- Paul O'Neill
(Related: Intention, Language, President)

"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: History, Death, Character, Office)

"Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Successful, Economy, President, Tools)

"Lee was such a fine, high-class boy. If my son killed the president he would have said so. That's the way he was brought up."
- Marguerite Oswald
(Related: Son, President)

"Mr Johnson should remember that I am not just anyone and that he is only president of the United States by the grace of my son's action."
- Marguerite Oswald
(Related: Son, Action, Grace, President, states, United)

"Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: President)

"The liberal groups spent months raising money so they could take down anyone President Bush nominated. But they have not been able to touch judge Roberts."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Money, Liberal, Months, President)

"I think President Obama is trying to deceive the public in pretending that he was not a part of Congress that has made some decisions in the past that got us to where we are today."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Past, President, Public, Today, Trying)

"The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Politics, Policy, Fault, Foreign policy, Observation, Office, Personality, President, Problems, World)

"I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Blame, Credit, Events)

"We know that this man has a proven record of being a 'strict constructionist.' Our President has given us his word that he will interpret the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench."
- Rod Parsley
(Related: Being, Constitution, Laws, Man, President, Will, Word)

"In the years since 9/11, more terrorists have been created through this President's policies than were captured or killed. There weren't any terrorists in Iraq in 2003, but there are now."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Iraq, Now, President, Years)

"Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Women, Rights, Liberty, President)

"One of the things about leadership is that you've got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you've got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Leadership, People, American, Needs, President, states, United, Want)

"We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we've got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Government, Control, Country, President, Unemployment)

"It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Change, Progress, Climate, Climate change, Country, President, Republican)

"The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan."
- Christine Pelosi
(Related: President, Will)

"The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: War, History, Doctrine, Iraq, President, Radical)

"Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President's economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation - innovation begins in the classroom - clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Education, Health, Technology, Beginning, Care, Classroom, Climate, Creation, Energy, First, Innovation, Job, May, President, Re)

"Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut marginal tax rates, when Ronald Reagan cut marginal tax rates, when President Bush imposed those tax cuts, they actually generated economic growth. They expanded the economy. They expand tax revenues."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Growth, Economy, Tax, President, Reality, Study, Tax cuts)

"What I want the Congress of the United States to do, and frankly what I would like to see the President of the United States of America do, is speak a word of support to the people of Iran."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, America, Congress, President, states, Support, United, Want, Word)

"When President Jiang Zemin visited India in 1996, the two sides decided that they would jointly build a constructive partnership of cooperation oriented towards the 21st century."
- Li Peng
(Related: Cooperation, Partnership, President)

"Obama is a president, who I think is anti-jobs."
- Rick Perry
(Related: President)

"I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years."
- William Petersen
(Related: Work, Life, Chicago, Growing up, Now, President, Rest, Want, Years)

"The progress in Iraq is still fragile. And it could still be reversed. Iraq still faces innumerable challenges, and they will be evident during what will likely be a difficult process as the newly elected Council of Representatives selects the next prime minister, president, and speaker of the council."
- David Petraeus
(Related: Progress, Faces, Iraq, President, Will)

"It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president. There's a difference in philosophies. It happens. It's a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it's different than what Bob stands for."
- Rick Pitino
(Related: Change, People, Difference, President)

"My point is cutting spending shouldn't be reliant on the debt limit though. It's something we have to do. The good news for America is, leaders in both parties, the president, believe that we have to have significant deficit reduction. So the intent is there. And I think what America is going to demand is that our leaders come together."
- David Plouffe
(Related: America, Debt, Leaders, News, President)

"In fact, I think that Governor Clinton, when he was running, and President Clinton, when he was serving, actually governed with a wide range of advisors and a perspective that blended the best of ideas from the center and the left."
- John Podesta
(Related: Ideas, Fact, Perspective, President, Running)

"I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits."
- John Podesta
(Related: Legal, Arguments, Judgment, President)

"So, if you're doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It's really the roles you give yourself."
- Amy Poehler
(Related: People, President)

"There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Congress, President, Selfishness)

"No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure."
- James K. Polk
(Related: Leisure, President)

"Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States."
- James K. Polk
(Related: People, Action, Necessity, Party, President, Principles, states, United)

"For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Charisma, Example, Man, President, Today, Washington, Years)

"Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Thought, Authority, President)

"I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Science, America, Fiction, First, President, Writers)

"We all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place an Afghan government under President Karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al-Qaeda didn't come back, and make sure the Taliban wasn't resurging. It didn't work out."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Government, Work, Control, Country, President)

"President Kennedy was the greatest man I ever met, and the best friend I ever had."
- David Powers
(Related: Friend, Man, President)

"I'm just a newsboy who met a President."
- David Powers
(Related: President)

"I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith."
- Orson Pratt
(Related: President)

"But, I swear, they're turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they're also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president."
- Laura Prepon
(Related: First, President, Woman)

"I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Time, Italy, President, Want, Years)

"I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Health, Medical, Care, President, Reform)

"I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: History, Greatness, Country, Ideology, Leaders, President, Want, Wrong)

"Barack Obama is the worst president in history. In my generation, we'll inherit a weakened country, drug cartels in Mexico, tax cartels in D.C. What's happened to America? I love Arizona. I was raised right. Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Love, History, America, Country, Tax, Hell, President, Right, Washington)

"I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Time, Meetings, President)

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Responsibility, Vice, Word)

"I'm going to be a vice president very much like George Bush was. He proved to be a very effective vice president, perhaps the most effective we've had in a couple of hundred years."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President, Vice, Years)

"Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President)

"We have to do more than just elect a new President if we truly want to change this country."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Change, Country, President, Want)

"When I talked to him on the phone yesterday. I called him George rather than Mr. Vice President. But, in public, it's Mr. Vice President, because that is who he is."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President, Public, Vice, Yesterday)

"This President is going to lead us out of this recovery."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President)

"This election is about who's going to be the next President of the United States!"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President, United)

"The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?"
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Faith, Day, Maturity, Nation, President, Responsibility, Sense, Want, Will)

"The President is going to benefit from me reporting directly to him when I arrive."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: President)

"I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: HusbBible, Being, First, President, Public, Saying, Silly, states, United, Washington)

"A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

"I believe that transatlantic relations are very important and that President Bush's visit to Brussels, in a few days, will have a major impact on that."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: President, Visit, Will)

"When I talk about the assets, that was at the beginning of the talks. I was president then. I'm not president now. When I said it, this would be a sign of goodwill to begin the talks."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Beginning, Goodwill, Now, President, Talk)

"The President's announcement sounded less like a national energy plan than like a page from an election-year play book. This Administration's plan to reduce obscene oil company profits is to regulate them less."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Company, Energy, Oil, Play, President)

"Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Time, Optimism, Confidence, Country, President)

"As we celebrate President Reagan's remarkable career and historic legacy, we also celebrate a man of strong character, deep conviction, unforgettable charm, and wonderful wit."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Character, Career, Charm, Conviction, Deep, Man, President, Remarkable, Wit)

"All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Leadership, War, Gratitude, People, Americans, Freedom, President, World)

"My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Life, Greatness, America, Goodness, Loss, Man, Mourning, President)

"Thousands of people may have been killed by hurricane Katrina and many more could die in its aftermath because of the President's refusal to heed the calls of governors for help in repairing the infrastructure in their states."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: People, Help, May, President, states)

"The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: War, Policy, America, Tax, Needs, President, Tax cuts)

"We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Love, People, Decision, Ability, Actions, Community, Influence, Office, Will)

"You know my father as governor, as president, but I knew him as dad. I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Dad, Father, Son, Name, President)

"The odds against an adoptee ending up as the child of the President of the United States are staggering. But then, so are the odds against a movie star becoming president."
- Michael Reagan
(Related: Ending, President, states, United)

"I see the first lady as another means to keep a president from becoming isolated."
- Nancy Reagan
(Related: First, Lady, President)

"Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Age, President)

"The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Thought, Being, Job, President, Want)

"But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Being, Day, President, School)

"How can a president not be an actor?"
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Actor, President)

"When 25 percent of the population believe the President should be impeached and 51 percent of the population believe in UFOs, you may or may not need a new President, but you definitely need a new population."
- Harry Reasoner
(Related: May, Population, President)

"The President has no real plan to address the fiscal challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation, let alone a plan to fix Social Security."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Baby, President, Retirement, Security)

"Whatever one thinks of President George W. Bush and his unilateralist crew, most of the people laughing at us do not think we are evil. What they think is that we are naive and incompetent."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: People, Evil, President)

"The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president's willing to do. And they don't like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, American, Debt, Democrats, President, Senate, United)

"I am convinced that I do not want to give up more power to the White House, whether it's George Bush or Barack Obama. And I'm going to fight as hard as I can against President Obama on these earmarks and my Republican colleagues who hate to vote for them, but love to get them."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Love, Power, Fight, Hate, President, Republican, Vote, Want)

"So the president set out the policy guidance and said it had to take place in a multilateral fashion so that other countries in the region could be invested in the success of this process."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Success, Policy, Countries, Fashion, Guidance, President)

"The president really shouldn't be involved in terms of dictating what course the investigation should take."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Investigation, President)

"It was not the president's responsibility to run a law enforcement operation. It was ours."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Law, President, Responsibility)

"Anybody that thought that I tried to protect the president has forgotten that I asked for the expansion of the Monica Lewinsky matter."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Thought, President)

"Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me."
- Trent Reznor
(Related: President)

"I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime, and certainly an American president and allies who are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries, cannot take the word of this dictator, who lies, pathologically lies."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: American, Countries, Lies, President, Safety, Security, Word, Worry)

"Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because he was contemplating running for president, he couldn't separate from his wife. I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Choice, Destiny, President, Running)

"But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past."
- Donna Rice
(Related: First, Media, Past, Post, Race, Washington, Woman)

"You don't go to war with the President you want, you go to war with the President you have."
- Jeff Rich
(Related: War, President, Want)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial, conviction, and jail."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Chance, Conviction, First, Presidency, President, Vice)

"Mr. President, I believe your real problem is that you have somehow been unable to realize that you have won, not only won, but been re-elected by a tremendous margin."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: President)

"Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Agriculture, Disaster, May, President)

"I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor, he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial Campaign Committee and won some significant victories. He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Committee, President)

"I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, People, American, Feeling, President, states, Struggle, United)

"The president's economic plan doesn't do enough to create new jobs and that has to be a national priority. While there are some signs the economy is improving, it is not translating into jobs."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Economy, Jobs, President)

"We were told by the president that we had no alternative but to go into Iraq because of the threat that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction posed, but to date, these weapons have not been found."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Destruction, Iraq, President, Weapons)

"It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Painting, President, Right)

"The new rule of thumb is that 80% of a president's time must be spent in raising funds for their schools."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Time, President, Schools)

"Get inside information from the president and you will probably lose half your money. If you get it from the chairman of the board, you will lose all of your money."
- Jim Rogers
(Related: Money, Information, President, Will)

"The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How is the president?""
- Will Rogers
(Related: Country, Job, Man, President, Vice)

"Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln."
- Will Rogers
(Related: President, states, United)

"I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Vision, Exploration, Participation, President, Prizes, Reality, Space)

"I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that's something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Economy, President, Road)

"We're committed to working with Congress to doing what the president said he was always going to do, which is cut the deficit in half over the - over his first term."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Congress, First, President)

"President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and their team have failed the American people, and that is why their majority will soon be out the door."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: People, American, Majority, President, Will)

"Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Strength, Economy, Military, Philosophy, President)

"President Obama instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime. Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Now, President)

"You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people's lives and I can help our children realize their dreams."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Dad, Dreams, Time, People, Being, Children, Difference, Help, Job, Now, President)

"Taxes are important. President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind. Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of people they wish they were one of."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: People, Tax, President, Taxes)

"Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Car, Time, Behavior, President, Talking)

"It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Congress, Duty, President, Privilege)

"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Government, Power, Country, Democracy, Forget, President, Senators)

"Even the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security trustees appointed by the president say that Social Security is financially sound, without any changes for the next 40 to 50 years."
- James Roosevelt
(Related: Office, President, Security, Sound, Years)

"It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization, from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt."
- James Roosevelt
(Related: Name, President)

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: American, Criticism, President, Public)

"We will be drawing down some troops. If the president wants to try to turn that into the beginning of a success, he actually, I think, has some opportunity."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Beginning, President, Troops, Will)

"Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: News, President, Republicans)

"I think it's less risky for the Kerry campaign to embrace former President Clinton than it is to reject him."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: President)

"Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb. If we win, it'll be because of the president. And if we lose, it'll be because of me."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Dumb, President)

"Someone had to do it. That son of a bitch killed my President."
- Jack Ruby
(Related: Son, President)

"It may not be too late, whatever happens, if our President, Lyndon Johnson, knew the truth from me. But if I am eliminated, there won't be any way of knowing."
- Jack Ruby
(Related: Truth, May, President)

"We got to do a few things with President Clinton. To be invited to Washington again to play with Ashanti and all those other cool people there in front of President Bush and the rest of the world feels awesome. I'm really looking forward to going."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: People, Play, President, Rest, Washington, World)

"The president's very right about one thing: When you have a disaster of that scale, whether it be natural or a terrorist attack, there's only one part of our entire government, state or local, that is equipped to handle it, and that's the U.S. military."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Government, Disaster, Military, President, Right, State)

"The only conduct that merits the drastic remedy of impeachment is that which subverts our system of government or renders the president unfit or unable to govern."
- Charles Ruff
(Related: Government, President)

"We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country."
- Charles Ruff
(Related: Family, Society, Country, Friends, Pain, President)

"As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Expertise, Population, Potential, President)

"Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Money, Options)

"Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Government, People, President, Reason, Will)

"Preserve the President's options. He may need them."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: May, Options, President)

"One of your tasks is to separate the "personal" from the "substantive." The two can become confused, especially if someone rubs the President wrong."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: President, Wrong)

"See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Information, May, Poor, President)

"Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Caution, Decisions, President, Security)

"When you raise issues with the President, try to come away with both that decision and also a precedent. Pose issues so as to evoke broader policy guidance. This can help to answer a range of similar issues likely to arise later."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Policy, Decision, Guidance, Help, President)

"Look for what's missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what's proposed or what's gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn't there."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: President)

"The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Truth, Being, News, President)

"When asked for your views, by the press or others, remember that what they really want to know is the President's views."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: President, Press, Want)

"Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decision, Force, President, Pressure, Responsibility)

"Be able to resign. It will improve your value to the President and do wonders for your performance."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Performance, President, Value, Will, Wonders)

"Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Business, Family, First, Help, President, Trying, Will)

"In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Work, Decisions, Execution, Fact)

"In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Leadership, Help, President, Thinking)

"If a prospective Presidential approach can't be explained clearly enough to be understood well, it probably hasn't been thought through well enough. If not well understood by the American people, it probably won't "sail" anyway. Send it back for further thought."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Thought, People, American)

"If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast. Delay only compounds mistakes."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Delay, Mistakes, President)

"If in doubt, move decisions up to the President."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Doubt, President)

"Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Key)

"Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate, unless he's been in so long that it just doesn't matter, and he's not running for president. But it's just that people are so sensitive and so touchy, and you're just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Humor, People, President, Running)

"This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama's budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Country, Crisis, Debt, Interest, Nation, President, Security, Years)

"By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: History, Children, Crisis, Future, Nation, President)

"Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies - an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.'"
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Law, Office, President)

"If you're running for president, you've got to do a lot of things to line up a candidacy. I've not done any of those things. It's not my plan. My plan is to be a good chairman of the House Budget Committee and fight for the fiscal sanity of this nation."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Committee, Fight, Nation, President, Running, Sanity)

"Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges. The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Challenge, Country, Crisis, Debt, Doubt, President)

"Because of the structure of the contemporary American party system, every president is polarizing."
- Larry J. Sabato
(Related: American, Party, President)

"You can be a great president and be ridden with flaws. Of course we know that."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Flaws, President)

"Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice. The president should ask the oil industry to do the same."
- John Salazar
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Country, Oil, President)

"French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real."
- Ali A. Saleh
(Related: Friendship, Cooperation, Old, President)

"A lot of people criticize the primaries, but I think they are absolutely essential to the education of the President of the United States."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Education, People, President, states, United)

"American people simply will not countenance being lied to by their own President."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: People, American, Being, President, Will)

"He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make?"
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Time, Work, Policy, Day, Difference, Hell, President, states, United)

"On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Obvious, President)

"President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of information."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Information, President)

"The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States, I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Day, President, Press, states, United, World)

"No doubt it was better to have become president than not."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Doubt, President)

"In my day, the president ruled with authority before the law, but now all that is lost."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Authority, Day, Law, Now, President)

"The decision he made with Usama bin Laden was a tactical decision. It wasn't a strategic decision. The strategic decision was made by President Bush to go after him. What President Obama has done on his watch, the issues that have come up while he's been president, he's gotten it wrong strategically every single time."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Time, Decision, President, Wrong)

"Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

"The current constitutional law places the president of the republic in an embarrassing situation."
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
(Related: Law, President)

"We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States."
- Susan Sarandon
(Related: History, People, Chance, Office, President, states, United)