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The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth. ...
by Sidney Blumenthal

The book shows Clinton in the presidency as a profile in growth.
- Sidney Blumenthal

We barely missed killing Bin Laden.
There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him.
We rolled up terrorist cells.
We stopped the millennium bombings.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The attack on Clinton on terrorism is entirely politically
inspired by the right-wing of the Republicans,
and has no basis in fact whatsoever.
- Sidney Blumenthal

What happened to the Bush Administration regarding
terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue,
and associated with Clinton.
One of those Clinton issues.
- Sidney Blumenthal

 

On health care, virtually every political error that could be made was made.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Clinton was very early on aware of the problem of international terrorism.
- Sidney Blumenthal

On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what
the truth is of the Bush Administration's complacency
and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office.
- Sidney Blumenthal

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The Democrats need to remind people of where were,
in terms of our progress, as markers against where we are,
and where we've fallen, and how we've declined under Bush.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Even on education, his one accomplishment,
the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.
- Sidney Blumenthal

And Louis Freeh was a completely dysfunctional FBI Director,
who was actually waging his own private war against
the Clinton Administration.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Every decision that they take has enormous consequences,
and ripple out from the White House.
- Sidney Blumenthal

As I said, if you don't stand up for yourself,
people aren't going to think that you can stand up for them.
- Sidney Blumenthal

It's absolutely crucial for the Democrats to have a sense of their history,
of who they are, in order to be able to project their
values and stand up for them.
- Sidney Blumenthal

22 million new jobs under President Clinton.
3 million lost under Bush.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather,
that it just operates automatically.
- Sidney Blumenthal

But presidents matter.
That's one of the biggest lessons I learned being in the White House.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy
and involved the strategy for health care.
- Sidney Blumenthal

It was the biggest suppression of voting rights in
our country's history since Jim Crow.
And the thread of race runs from the beginning to the end of my book.
- Sidney Blumenthal

If there were any clear investigation of 9/11,
they wouldn't let Louie Freeh off the hook.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Clinton was a president who used his office,
in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal
government to benefit the majority.
- Sidney Blumenthal

At the same time, Clinton was doing a lot things right,
like the economy.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Bill Clinton was in the line of great progressive presidents
who faced the realities in his own time and applied
innovative solutions to problems.
- Sidney Blumenthal

It wasn't simply that Clinton created the greatest
prosperity in the country's history.
Or that we created 22 million new jobs,
more than ever before.
Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Dick Clarke, who was head of counter-terrorism in the
National Security Council,
pushed constantly for the Principals Committee,
which is the key national security group of top officials
to take up the issue of terrorism.
- Sidney Blumenthal

It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would
increase government revenues,
because the growth of the economy would create an overflow
of taxes that would fall into the government coffers.
- Sidney Blumenthal

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

Marriage - a book of which the first chapter is written
in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.
- Beverley Nichols

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
- Cyril Connolly

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's a very good historical book about history.
- Dan Quayle

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most
women would rather read a good book than go shopping,
have sex, or sleep.
- Janet Street-Porter

I just did a picture book called The Wildest Brother on Earth,
and you will find both of my children in there.
- Cornelia Funke

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

I don't like to make my life like a book.
- Marc Newson

A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance,
they certainly aren't in it for the money.
William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.
- Jim Jarmusch

I'm pretty much an open book.
- Lee Greenwood

I didn't want it to be a book that made pronouncements.
- Penelope Lively

I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet,
because I don't think it's finished yet.
- Lawrence Welk

How long most people would look at the best book before
they would give the price of a large turbot for it?
- John Ruskin

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500
for my first book of poems.
- Jim Harrison

I am a struggling writer.
A middle-aged man with two little kids and I'm just trying to earn a living.
So buy this book - or my kids will have to go to foster care.
- Christopher Darden

If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories,
I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.
- Ann Beattie

Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the
perfect New Orleans book.
- Poppy Z. Brite


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