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1. "If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'"
Author: Alexei Sayle
2. "..myself standing in front of Monticello wearing a veil and a wedding gown, hand in hand with a very muscular President Jefferson."
Author: Anne Fortier
3. "As a businessman, I know President Obama understands what it takes to spark economic growth, because I have seen him in action."
Author: Austin Ligon
4. "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."
Author: Bill Bixby
5. "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."
Author: Birch Bayh
6. "On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent."
Author: Bob Barr
7. "So far the changes in the president in his second term have been mainly of a rhetorical nature."
Author: Brent Scowcroft
8. "Her nomination for vice president in 2008 represents the most desperate inclinations of the Republican Party. In two hundred years, I suspect historians will use Palin as an example of how insane America became in the decade following the destruction of the World Trade Center, and her origin story will seem as extraterrestrial and eccentric as Abe Lincoln jumping out of a window to undermine a voting quorum in 1840."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
9. "The danger with running for president is sooner or later some sound bite is going hit."
Author: Darrell Hammond
10. "Campaigns often make standing on principle the highest of virtues - and listening to your opponents a sure sign of weakness. It's the virtual opposite of what it takes to succeed in office. Squaring the circle takes a powerful combination of skills. But presidents who can campaign and compromise are generally the most successful."
Author: Dee Dee Myers
11. "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."
Author: Dick Cheney
12. "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."
Author: Dick Morris
13. "Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is."
Author: Edward Kennedy
14. "President Obama believes in a country where we invest in education, in roads and bridges, in science, and in the future so we can create new opportunities so the next kid can make it big and the kid afer that and the kid after that, that's what President Obama believes."
Author: Elizabeth Warren
15. "A President doesn't have a terribly long time to talk to people who are not really on the agenda."
Author: Erich Leinsdorf
16. "Recent presidents have gone off on ad hoc adventures. They have set unattainable goal because they have framed the issue incorrectly, as they believed their own rhetoric."
Author: George Friedman
17. "Who will protect your rights better? A king, president or you? Who will protect the truth? A reporter, a labor union or you? Who will protect and teach your children to seek truth? A textbook committee, an education bureaucrat, or you? Did a commission of wise men stop the Holocaust? Did a committee of Congress end Jim Crow? No. In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies. They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said "not in my name." They didn't wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God's laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious."
Author: Glenn Beck
18. "At the time thousands of Africans were dying over control of diamonds sold in shopping malls around the world, U.S president Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury, NATO began bombing Yugoslavia, and everyone else was preparing for digital disaster from Y2K"
Author: Greg Campbell
19. "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."
Author: Haley Barbour
20. "Grant Foreman, the leading authority on Indian removal, estimates that during confinement in the stockade or on the march westward four thousand Cherokees died. In December 1838, President Van Buren spoke to Congress: It affords sincere pleasure to apprise the Congress of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi. The measures authorized by Congress at its last session have had the happiest effects."
Author: Howard Zinn
21. "On the news tonight the new President said there's no reason for anyone to worry about the situation. He didn't say which situation."
Author: Jack Womack
22. "Every president since George Washington has taken executive privilege seriously. Every Republican president has."
Author: Jacob Lew
23. "Joel looked at her. "I think I started to let go of the past the day I met you."Letty smiled tremulously. "Fair enough. I did the same with a lot of my own past when I met you.""In any event," Joel continued softly, "I don't have much choice but to put it all behind me, do I? I'm going to be too busy with my future to worry aboutmy past. Speaking of which, you looked very interesting with a baby in your arms, Madam President.""Interesting?""Yeah. Interesting. I liked it."
Author: Jayne Ann Krentz
24. "Mr. President, How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?"
Author: Jeff Gannon
25. "I think blaming the president for high gas prices is like blaming Rudy Giuliani for 9/11."
Author: Jennifer Granholm
26. "I chaired the 1982 Democratic Party Commission on Presidential Nominations that created certain automatic delegates to the Democratic convention - the 'superdelegates.' It was a good idea then, and it is still a good idea."
Author: Jim Hunt
27. "I'm not giving the president a blank check, period."
Author: Jim McDermott
28. "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."
Author: Joe Lieberman
29. "Fox News gets to the heart of the Zombie Reagan story:Well, Jeremy, of course on line polls are not at all scientific, in fact they're pretty much completely bogus and in this case it's one that was made up on the spot by a high school student, but we all know that misleading non-information is always better than dead air, so here goes. The earliest survey taken since the rather startling resurrection of the former president is looking awfully good for the challenger and awfully not good for President Obama."
Author: John Barnes
30. "Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full 'Taxmageddon' scenario, President Obama's health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013."
Author: John Cornyn
31. "The office of President is a great one; to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man."
Author: John Philip Sousa
32. "I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate."
Author: Karen Hughes
33. "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."
Author: Kate Clinton
34. "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."
Author: Kendrick Meek
35. "Since President Bush took office, we have lost 3 million more good jobs."
Author: Marcy Kaptur
36. "I'm happy with the vote and the support. I'm very glad that it is so decisive. It will enable me to be a president for all of the people."
Author: Michael D. Higgins
37. "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."
Author: Randy Neugebauer
38. "From Olsen's Nation: "Through the power of our diplomacy, a world that was once divided about how to deal with Iran's nuclear program now stands as one. Standing as one, the world now sincerely regrets Iran's nuclear program." — President Bodvar Olsen, fifth State of the Union address"
Author: Randy Quarles
39. "In school they told us the president was the best man in the whole country but I knew my father was the best man in the whole country; the country didn't know it, that's all."
Author: Rita Mae Brown
40. "I don't think any president that I worked with has ever said 'pretty please.'"
Author: Robert M. Gates
41. "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."
Author: Russ Feingold
42. "I like to call a spade a spade in politics and in everything else. That's why the zionists and the americans...The top officials hate Saddam Hussein.The White House is lying once again. He's a liar.He's the world's number one liar.He said there were chemical weapons in Iraq, and that Iraq is connected with terrorism.Later he declared: 'We didn't find any of this in Iraq.'What I want to say is that he also declared that what Saddam Hussein says is not true...This is defamation of your president of thirty five years."
Author: Saddam Hussein
43. "The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock."
Author: Sam Ervin
44. "In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
Author: Steve Allen
45. "Life is very good. I'm the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless trade association, the CTIA."
Author: Steve Largent
46. "President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office."
Author: Tom Allen
47. "Czech: Rekni mi, co cteš, a já ti reknu, kdo jsi.English: Tell me what you read, and I'll tell you who you are.First president of Czechoslovakia."
Author: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
48. "Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me."
Author: Trent Reznor
49. "We must improve our lives and we will do it together - all of our citizens and myself as president of Ukraine."
Author: Viktor Yanukovych
50. "I am not a party candidate, and if elected cannot be President of a party, but the President of the whole people."
Author: Zachary Taylor

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