More Random Quotes
December 6, 2006
I think that the administration manipulated the grief of 9/11. They did it then and they do it now. Everybody knows why they wanted to go into Iraq and it had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction. I'm an American and it's not a good feeling. When Americans say, 'I don't know why they hate us so much,' that's an uneducated response. There are lots of reasons why we're hated.
Stephen Hawking has a big, big picture answer to overpopulation and global warming:
The long-term survival of the human race is at risk as long as it is confined to a single planet.
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) has his own health care plan:
Stop complaining about health care. There is no solution.
One last 2006 midterm post-mortem from Howard Dean:
If George Bush made any single huge mistake, it’s that he thought he could be president by being president for half of America and by treating the rest of us with contempt.
Newt Gingrich clarifies his stance on free speech. He's still against it... and all the nondiscrimination stuff too:
We need an expeditious review of current domestic law to see what changes can be made within the protections of the 1st Amendment to ensure that free speech protection claims are not used to protect the advocacy of terrorism, violent conduct or the killing of innocents... And just as free speech protections shouldn't be allowed to shield activities that threaten Americans, so too should we not allow our great national belief in nondiscrimination and equality before the law to be used against us.
Larry King admits he has never tried the internet:
I’ve never done it, never gone searching... I wouldn’t love it. What do you punch little buttons and things?
Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank on Rumsfeld's memo:
This is a classic. This is headed for the hall of fame of cover-your-ass memo writing in Washington, when we’ve already had a lot of those... He’s listed every conceivable option so that he can now, and for future historians, say whatever the outcome in iraq, ‘Well I recommended we go in that direction.’ Because he has recommended increasing troops, decreasing troops, staying the same, adding trainers, just about every possible permutation.