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1. "It's a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to California to make this place a safe haven for George W. Bush in 2004. It's incredible when you think about it. The recall cost the state $100 million."
Author: Al Jardine
2. "Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services."
Author: Bill Delahunt
3. "It was very constraining, much more than I ever would have thought, to run for governor."
Author: Christine Gregoire
4. "He's a man [George W. Bush] who is lucky to be governor of Texas. He is a man who is unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "Francis Crozier now understood that the most desirable and erotic thing a woman could wear were the many modest layers such as Sophia Cracroft wore to dinner in the governor's house, enough silken fabric to conceal the lines of her body, allowing a man to concentrate on the exciting loveliness of her wit"
Author: Dan Simmons
6. "Economic growth is the most important initiative every governor faces."
Author: Dave Heineman
7. "Here's a little known fact - Arnold is the first body builder to run for governor since Janet Reno."
Author: David Letterman
8. "Mitt Romney talks a lot about all the things he's fixed. I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it."
Author: Deval Patrick
9. "The individual cannot think and communicate his thought, the governor and legislator cannot act effectively or frame his laws without words, and the solidity and validity of these words is in the care of the damned and despised litterati...when their very medium, the very essence of their work, the application of word to thing goes rotten, i.e. becomes slushy and inexact, or excessive or bloated, the whole machinery of social and of individual thought and order goes to pot."
Author: Ezra Pound
10. "As long as the appointment process is transparent and there is a broad mix of political views among the governors of the BBC, I think the public can feel confident that impartiality and independence are just as important to me as they have been to previous incumbents."
Author: Gavyn Davies
11. "I don't know that we do. I had thought ours worked well, but I had never examined it too closely. A lot of media people will be looking for a case that might make Texas Governor George Bush think twice about what he's doing."
Author: George Ryan
12. "As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently."
Author: Gray Davis
13. "All you had to do was crack up and beg to see the Governor; grovel at his feet and admit to being a dissident; heartily repent your sins, and volunteer for elective brain surgery."
Author: H.M. Forester
14. "I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year."
Author: Haley Barbour
15. "A distinguished clergyman told me that he chose the profession of a clergyman because it afforded the most leisure for literary pursuits. I would recommend to him the profession of a governor."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
16. "Human connection is the way things work. It's like a patronage system. You know somebody, and he knows somebody, and he knows somebody, and he knows the district governor, and it's okay."
Author: Ian Frazier
17. "As governor, I'm spending my time focused in three areas: creating jobs, reducing the expense of government and schools."
Author: Jack Markell
18. "So Jane was getting married. Well, more power to her. In fact, let me tighten those straps. Any word from the governor on the pardon? No? All right, then, more power to her."
Author: James Lileks
19. "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
Author: James Madison
20. "Governor Romney has paid 100 percent of his taxes that are owed. He has complied 100 percent with what the law requires."
Author: Jason Chaffetz
21. "Turning back to the crowd I say, "I am duty bound to make this plea, but I want to say, with all due respect to the governor here, that I doubt seriously that he will do — cannot do — anything. And for the reason that he is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the capitalists who placed him here in this building." — Mother Jones"
Author: Jerry Ash
22. "On the political side, I was the Democratic nominee for the Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998."
Author: John Jay Hooker
23. "God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor."
Author: Kathleen Blanco
24. "If you killl yourself, Comorra, it will wreck him. Utterly. Believe me on this one. So there you go - there's another casualty of war. And sure, in the grand scheme of things, whoop-dee-doo, who gives a crap about some dude's broken heart. But what about the not-so-grand scheme? Doesn't love count for something? Do you think all this...this carnage would have happened if the Romans hadn't taken Prasutagus away from your mother? If she hadn't been so blinded by grief maybe she would have found a way to work things out with the governor instead of goading him to war." Clare shrugged helplessly. "I don't know. Maybe not. Maybe two people alone in the darkness can't generate enough light to drive it back. But maybe they can be a beacon for others. A candle in the window at midnight, you know? I mean, they can at least be there for each other, right?"
Author: Lesley Livingston
25. "In the old days we were the challenger brand competing against the big banks, but today I go round the world and I sit with governors of central banks and finance ministers and, in some cases, prime ministers. They all know Travelex. We are regarded as the establishment - the world's largest retailer of foreign currency."
Author: Lloyd Dorfman
26. "I am making sure, as the governor of a territory, that our kids speak fluent English. But having said that, I will tell my wife I love her in Spanish, and I will pray in Spanish, and no one from Washington should come down here and tell us how to go about it."
Author: Luis Fortuno
27. "Governor Paetus...' Lupus closed his eyes that we might not read the rage in them. ‘Governor Paetus has informed us that he will return to our camp at Rhandaea with the Fourth legion, there to build the palisades and set up defences sufficient to deter the enemy. He will take with him the Eagles,and keep them safe, so that if a legion is lost it can be re-formed, and its honour may live on.'There was a moment's silence as we all wrestled with the impossibility of what we had heard. The IVth leaving. And the Eagles going with them so that if a legion – our legion, there was no other one – was ‘lost', which is to say annihilated, destroyed to the last man...And that's when our discipline broke apart."
Author: M.C. Scott
28. "The Governor's wife cuts these crimes out of the newspapers and pastes them in; she will even write away for old newspapers with crimes that were done before her time. It is her collection, she is a lady and they are all collecting things these days, and so she must collect something, and she does this instead of pulling up ferns or pressing flowers, and in any case she likes to horrify her acquaintances."
Author: Margaret Atwood
29. "Off Castle Garden, a mile to the southeast, near the western edge of Governors Island, a ship lay resting through a foggy spring night before the long and arduous trip back to the old world—whether Riga, Naples, or Constantinople is not certain."
Author: Mark Helprin
30. "I think maybe it is about time for a governor who has created jobs, who's managed a budget, who's led and inspired large organizations, who listens well, and who can drive an agenda."
Author: Meg Whitman
31. "I want to spend 100 percent of my time focused on what I think I can make the biggest difference on as the governor of California."
Author: Meg Whitman
32. "Aside from my son, no person has ever shown for me the gentle concern I knew from Governor Adlai Stevenson."
Author: Mercedes McCambridge
33. "As Governor of North Carolina for two terms, I made improving education a top priority."
Author: Michael F. Easley
34. "To restrict or legalize abortion, to allow or forbid gay marriage, a legislator would need to write and pass a law, get it signed by the president or a governor, and perhaps override a veto. A Supreme Court justice need only persuade four other people. If he or she is not internally constrained by the authority of a text, he or she is not constrained."
Author: Michael J. Gerson
35. "If I had quietly retired as governor in 2007 and went into banking or something of that nature, I would have been, at most, a footnote in the story and probably never mentioned."
Author: Mike Huckabee
36. "I ended up being the governor of a very ag state, Nebraska."
Author: Mike Johanns
37. "Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it."
Author: Newt Gingrich
38. "In writing like this, he was letting truth from beyond time into history, and thus making history the handmaid of posterity and not its governor..."
Author: Philip Pullman
39. "The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all 'Damned Things' is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this 'Damned Thing' into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into their slots."
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
40. "The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation's governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters."
Author: Russel Honore
41. "It was nineteen fifty seven, the Little Rock nine were escorted to school by Federal troops under the order of President Eisenhower to counteract the attempt of Arkansas Governor Faubus to prevent it. Southern racial tensions produced a supreme irony: Federal troops against the National Guard. This visible strife between state and nation was one of the evidences of the racial turmoil of the times"
Author: Sara Niles
42. "I joke with my kids, who love history, that I'll be the only governor to be elected twice in his first term."
Author: Scott Walker
43. "Governor, why wouldn't anyone want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, unless they detested their own country or were ignorant of its greatness?"
Author: Sean Hannity
44. "As governor, I don't want my fair share. I want more than my fair share."
Author: Terry McAuliffe
45. "My sense is, as governor I've gotten a lot of stuff done."
Author: Tim Kaine
46. "I'm not going to run for Senate and I'm not going to run for Governor. I'd like to put those rumors to rest."
Author: Timothy Griffin
47. "I know there is only oneGovernorOfDeities."
Author: Toba Beta
48. "I haven't pursued it as a senator because I know it's like spitting in the wind. But I still believe it's the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that."
Author: Wendy Davis
49. "You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand, such as i am. Though for myself alone I would not be ambitious in my wish to wish myself much better, yet for you I would be trebled twenty times myself, a thousand times more rich, that only to stand high in your accunt I might in virtues, beauties, livings, friends, exceed account. But the full sum of me is sum of something, which, to term in gross, is an unlessoned girl, unschooled, unpracticed; happy in this, she is not yet so old but she may learn; happier than this, she is not bred so dull but she can learn; happiest of all, is that her gentle spirit commits itself to yours to be idrected as from her lord, her governor, her king. Myself, and what is mine, to you and yours is now converted. But now I was the lord of this fair mansion, master of my servants, queen o'er myself; and even now, but now, this house, these servants, and this same myself are yours, my lord's. I give them."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "As Governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies; I have slain the English; I have mortally opposed the English King; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own."
Author: William Wallace

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