Interesting Political Statements

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
Mariah Carey
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
Former mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
Al Gore, Vice President
"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix."
Dan Quayle
"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version."
Colonel Oliver North, from his Iran-Contra testimony
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
Bill Clinton, President
"I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job."
George Bush, during his first Presidential campaign
"This is a great day for France!"
Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral
"Now, like, I'm President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know? ... I bet if they did, I hope I would say, 'Hey, get lost. We don't want any of that.'"
George Bush, talking about drug abuse to a group of students
"For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex ... uh...setbacks."
George Bush
"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
Dan Quayle during a visit to Hawaii in 1989
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind-or not to have a mind. How true that is."
Dan Quayle addressing the United Negro College Fund
"Democrats understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
Vice President Al Gore
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit...Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
Vice President Al Gore
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
Vice President Al Gore
"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
Vice President Al Gore
"I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the future."
Vice President Al Gore
"The future will be better tomorrow."
Vice President Al Gore
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."
Vice President Al Gore
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have tremendous impact on history."
Vice President Al Gore
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
Vice President Al Gore

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