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Lamar Alexander Quotes and Sayings
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As Governor, I could think of only one way to unify
our State that was made up of so many different climates,
political beliefs and people, and that was our music.
- Lamar Alexander

I need to know the price of a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs.
I need to know right now.
- Lamar Alexander

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

I think we do better as a country when we go step by step toward a goal,
and the goal in this case should be reducing health care costs.
- Lamar Alexander

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Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes.
- Lamar Alexander

If Mr. Bush and Mr. Forbes don't get most of the votes,
they should be arrested for wasting money.
- Lamar Alexander

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


 

The goal with a big piece of social legislation is
to have a bipartisan result,
so the country will accept it.
- Lamar Alexander

We do all the appropriating.
They do not do any of it down at the White House.
They send a budget up here, and we don't have to pay
any attention it to at all.
We do what we want to do.
- Lamar Alexander

We are the only country in the world that has taken
people from so many different backgrounds,
which is a great achievement by itself,
but an even greater achievement is that we have turned
all of that variety and diversity into unity.
- Lamar Alexander

Well, here's what I think.
I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,'
and the Democrats are saying,
'We don't care.
We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months,
Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying
to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill.
- Lamar Alexander

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

It is a rare American who does not have some story
about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting,
how it has changed our moods, brought out the best
in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander

September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us.
It unified us as a country and showed our charitable
instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for.
- Lamar Alexander

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

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

Whether or not we can save Lake Michigan,
whether or not we can avoid a breakdown in our criminal
justice system are more important than whether or not
I'm going to be governor.
- Bill Scott

The best governor in the world is the person who never
really planned to be governor.
- Rob Simmons

There are a lot of personal things that take place
when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask.
I will give him the best advice I can give.
- Scott McCallum

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate,
John McCain has chosen for the future.
- Rudy Giuliani

I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor's office vulnerable.
- James McGreevey

I decided to run for governor because I got mad...
I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
- Jesse Ventura

If you're a governor of a big state,
people sense your presence a little bit,
even your fellow governors.
- Ed Gillespie

I plan on being a friend, a good leader and a good
governor over these next three years.
- John Rowland

As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
- Gray Davis

I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years.
- Mike Curb

There are times when even the most potent governor
must wink at transgression,
in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future.
- Herman Melville

When I was Governor of Massachusetts,
we worked to get Sable Island gas into New England.
- Paul Cellucci

Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me
the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Yes, I'm your governor now.
I'll take care of you.
- Sonny Perdue

I am running for Governor of the great state of Ohio
and welcome your support.
- Kenneth Blackwell

Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance,
unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?
- Sean Hannity

Luckily, I'm a governor - so I get to tell you what
I've already done not just what I'm going to do.
- Howard Dean

On the political side, I was the Democratic nominee
for the Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998.
- John Jay Hooker

And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't
see fit to fall in with us,
I say let the general duty law, and all,
go to the devil, sir, and go about our business.
- Christopher Gadsden

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

I have known Harold Ford Jr. since before he was born,
in that his father was my driver in the 1966 governor's race,
and has remained a friend of mine all these years.
- John Jay Hooker

That's why I made decisions; they were tough decisions
but we shouldn't feel bad at all -
don't look back with any regrets,
that's how I made decisions as governor.
- Scott McCallum

The Governor's Mansion is a beautiful home,
a beautiful building - we're privileged to have a chance to live there.
It certainly doesn't feel as comfortable as our home.
- Matt Blunt

I made more decisions in a half-day as governor than
you can make in a whole week in the Senate...
it's too slow for me.
- Chuck Robb

It's official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor.
At least that's what everybody thinks he said.
- David Letterman

I've made more cuts than any governor has ever made.
- Jim Doyle

As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.
- John Engler

Where else but in America could a schoolteacher from
Kansas City end up the governor of her adopted state?
- Jane D. Hull

At the state level, we must take a careful look at
what went wrong and make sure it never happens again.
The buck stops here, and as your governor,
I take full responsibility.
- Kathleen Blanco

The party has to be rebuilt on all levels.
In a way, maybe it's to be expected when you've had
a governor in office for 12 years and he and his people are stepping down.
- Peter King

I am running for governor of Kentucky as the people's advocate.
- Sonny Landham

I've gone from being one of the youngest governors
to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.
- John Engler

I ended up being the governor of a very ag state,
Nebraska.
- Mike Johanns

We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected
the executive branch while I was governor.
- John Engler

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and
tell you that if you elect me you will have elected
a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
- Charles Edison

I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate,
the responsibility to protect the people of my state.
- Joe Manchin

The legislature are a little more difficult to educate than the governor is.
- Judy Martz

And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on,
that now as the governor of the state of California,
I am selling California worldwide.
You see that? Selling.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis.
- Gray Davis

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

The voters reward good performance.
So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor,
to do the very best job I can as governor.
The rest of it will take care of itself.
- Dave Heineman

When I'm governor...
I'll be the first governor with a listed telephone number.
- Kinky Friedman

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

The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for
me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee.
- Roy Acuff

Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the
last time he ran for his fourth term,
and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time
he ran for his fourth term.
- George Pataki

It's really very simple, Governor.
When people are hungry they die.
So spare me your politics and tell me what you need
and how you're going to get it to these people.
- Bob Geldof

I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think
anyone should put public service out of the question
because that's not what a good citizen does.
- Warren Beatty

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime.
Law enforcement is really a local issue.
It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.
- Jesse Ventura

The time has come for justice at the ballot box,
and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls,
and justice in the governor's office.
- John Jay Hooker

You're feeling the responsibility for hundreds of thousands,
if not millions, of people on your shoulder in a way
that I couldn't feel as lieutenant governor.
- William Scranton

I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor.
- Gary Johnson

Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created
more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined,
so he could actually talk about it.
- Newt Gingrich

Here's a little known fact - Arnold is the first body
builder to run for governor since Janet Reno.
- David Letterman

My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
- Lajos Kossuth

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state
who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at
his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey


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