"My vision is to make the most diverse state on earth, and we have people from every planet on the earth in this state. We have the sons and daughters of every, of people from every planet, of every country on earth..." -Gray Davis 9/17/2003
"I did.. not.. have.. sexual.. relations with that woman,.. Ms. Lewinsky. I did not ask anyone to lie...ever...not a single time" -Bill Clinton
"If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees."- Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..." - Bill Clinton, March 11, 1993 (USA Today, Page 2A)
"You know the one thing that's wrong with this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say." - Bill Clinton, May 29, 1993
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.
"I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less." - Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.
"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist." - Mayor Marion. Barry, Washington, DC
"The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice." - Mayor Marion. Barry, Washington, DC
"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican." - Mayor Marion. Barry, Washington, DC
"What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?" - Mayor Marion. Barry, Washington, DC
"There are a lot of very brilliant people who believe that the nation-state is fast becoming a relic of the past..."- President Clinton, New York Times, November 25, 1997
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ..."-William J. Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993
"...When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly.... [However, now] there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it."- President Bill Clinton, 3-22-94, MTV's "Enough is Enough"
"It all depends on what your definition of 'is' is". -Bill Clinton
"The other thing we have to do is to take seriously the role in this problem of...older men who prey on underage women...There are consequences to decisions and...one way or the other, people always wind up being held accountable." -Bill Clinton, June 13, 1996, in a speech endorsing a national effort against teen pregnancy.
"I'll rule this country by executive order if Congress won't adopt my agenda.'' -Bill Clinton, 1998-Jul-4
"I share your view that the urgent problem of species extinction and the conservation of biological diversity should be addressed. The first step in saving any plant or animal from exticntion is to become aware of and respect the fragile ecosystems that make up our enviroment" -Vice president Al Gore, in 1996, in a letter to a Dallas couple who complained about the elimination of the "Texas Eagle." Gore didn't realize the "Texas Eagle" was an Amtrak train connecting Dallas to Chicago and the West coast.
"We are ready for any unforseen event that may or may not occur"--Al Gore
"Welcome to President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, and my fellow astronauts."--Al Gore, 1998
"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."