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Barbara Olson Quotes and Sayings

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The mainstream media has chosen their candidates and their issues,
and they're not the same as the GOP's.
They are going to be painted as the bad guys.
- Barbara Olson

He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections,
or where he knew that there would be objections if
he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
- Barbara Olson

There is one question that I don't think Gary Condit can answer,
and that I think is why we all aimed at Gary Condit,
besides the fact that he has a relationship.
- Barbara Olson

Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting
some kind of pardon telethon.
- Barbara Olson

 

From what we've heard about George W.,
he has a lot issues that he wants to run on.
They're positive.
They're good.
He thinks he's got a good vision for America.
- Barbara Olson

It's difficult to believe that Al Gore was oblivious to the existing laws.
He has to respond at some point.
- Barbara Olson

In the mind of Bill Clinton, political considerations
outweigh even life-and-death matters of great concern
to his own law-enforcement officials,
not to mention the nation.
- Barbara Olson

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Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had
been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats,
from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden.
- Barbara Olson

I think that's going to be an issue:
Whether or not voters are going to get more of the
same in a Clinton candidacy or whether she really is
something unique and has something to offer apart from her husband.
- Barbara Olson

I think Gore does have to worry.
He is tied to Bill Clinton.
We know that there were telephone calls that he made from his office.
We know that there were visits to the Buddhist temple.
- Barbara Olson

Hopefully, at some point, people will at least credit
the Republicans with carrying out their oversight responsibilities
and with pursuing a principled course of action even
in the face of everyone's short-attention spans.
- Barbara Olson

Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy:
Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on
and championing the cause.
Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes
and obstruction of justice.
- Barbara Olson

The decision that has to be made was whether it was material,
whether he knew he was lying under oath,
whether he did it willfully.
I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged
with an investigation of this.
- Barbara Olson

Mistakes were made is something we heard back in '92,
and that has sort of been the Clinton administration's mantra.
I can't imagine that Al Gore is going to pick up that
statement and carry it through the next election.
- Barbara Olson

Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance.
It is just the kind of authority that would attract
the special attention of someone obsessed with himself
and his own ability to influence events.
- Barbara Olson

I'm a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young,
after 'Mystic Pizza', not to go for the mainstream stuff,
and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

They'll see it.
And it doesn't matter if they don't.
It's only Rock 'n' Roll.
But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream.
Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
- Marilyn Manson

The mainstream press and television do a very soft
job of covering the press,
either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
- Sydney Schanberg

I think of my books as mainstream and that's were most
people who read them look for them in book stores.
- Jean M. Auel

I listen to jazz mainly.
Mainstream jazz.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH
that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America,
for both mainstream and minority communities.
- William Labov

Granted, there are times when, for business reasons,
you do something that's more mainstream.
But even then, I try to find something that has a dark or subversive aspect.
- Ryan Phillippe

The mainstream media has its own agenda.
They do not want to print the facts.
They have an agenda, they have a slant,
they have a bias.
It is outrageous to me.
- Curt Weldon

Even if you only want to write science fiction,
you should also read mysteries, poetry,
mainstream literature, history, biography,
philosophy, and science.
- Walter Jon Williams

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream,
somehow off-beat.
Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar
to the world's population -
even to a lot of Americans.
- Ang Lee

I think I am very mainstream - I'm committed to good works in my life.
- Peter Jennings

Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life,
they will continue to be on the curbstone.
- Walter Annenberg

I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas,
and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream
public that chooses my books for the most part.
- Jean M. Auel

We're making this huge changeover from underground
to more mainstream audiences.
I don't know if we could ever repeat this type of feeling.
We're really excited.
- Jon Crosby

I have seen how effective language attached to policies
that are mainstream and delivered by people who are
passionate and effective can change the course of history.
- Frank Luntz

In mainstream romantic comedies, I'm usually tearing my hair out.
It's just a devastatingly difficult genre for me.
- Carter Burwell

We can't just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society,
we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior.
- Jerry Springer

Hollywood today is all about being consistent.
All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
- Dirk Benedict

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent
on advertising revenues for support,
it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
- Robert McChesney

Today they have proven once again that the mainstream
media can't print enough bad news about our troops.
- Joe Scarborough

The mainstream is generally garbage.
Look at the heavily subsidized theaters.
- Steven Berkoff

A great deal has been said about my commitment not to raise taxes.
It's a core value - it's common sense -
it's important to keeping and growing jobs -
and it's mainstream!
- Timothy Pawlenty

It's always the minorities who aren't a part of the
mainstream who define what the limits...
of the majority are going to be.
- Rose E. Bird

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate,
they drop it.
Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product
has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
- Roger Ebert

Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run
I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans
and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues.
- Chris Bell

Education, particularly higher education,
will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

My own early crusade for same-sex marriage,
for example, is now mainstream gay politics.
It wasn't when I started.
- Andrew Sullivan

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
- Jodie Foster

The mainstream media doesn't want to get into this
because they don't want to know where this one goes.
- Curt Weldon

When people are very original, sometimes they are original
as a way to resist the mainstream.
- Michel Gondry

You won't really get a lot of the mainstream,
lovey-dovey side because that wasn't a part of my life in the beginning.
- Young Buck

By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream.
- Robert Casey

The mainstream media showed, for example,
no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
- Bruce Jackson

It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent
films that don't get to the mainstream.
- William Hurt

When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event,
rather than the event itself.
People dying is never funny.
Protest puppets are always funny.
- Mo Rocca

Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.
- John Naisbitt

Because I have success, it doesn't mean I'm part of the mainstream.
I'm still an outsider.
- Matt Drudge

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women
easier access to the mainstream.
- Rush Limbaugh

Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn't touch.
- Jason Patric

Never has the political class or the mainstream media
that covers them been more out of touch with the American
people than they are today.
- Marco Rubio

Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from
1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz.
- Dave Van Ronk

I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies,
but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose.
It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
- Mark Strand

Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me,
but I'm unabashedly genre.
It's what I like to read, what I like to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the
mainstream society because they feel that there are
going to be no rewards for them,
if they stay.
- Mary Douglas

I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films.
I don't sign on for the money.
Maybe I should, but I don't.
There's always a good reason for doing something.
- Famke Janssen

Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet
was becoming a mainstream phenomenon,
it was equally clear that a lot of people were being
left out and could be left behind.
- Steve Case

With the exception of the New York Times,
Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio,
the rest of the mainstream media has basically been
silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
- Curt Weldon

I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz.
It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
- Dave Van Ronk

I do not believe in censorship, but I believe we already
have censorship in what is called marketing theory,
namely the only information we get in mainstream media is for profit.
- Sam Sheppard

It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy
that these people were coming to hear -
mainstream comedy.
- Larry David

Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom,
to see everything through the filter of right and left.
- Arianna Huffington

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats.
I'm talking about the mainstream media,
which is being destroyed by the opposition.
- Howard Fineman

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream,
but are also out of the Democratic mainstream.
- Virginia Foxx

Independent films are where you really get to cut your
teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream
Hollywood doesn't want to do.
- Anthony Anderson


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