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Helen Thomas Quotes and Sayings

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All presidents rail against the press.
It goes with the turf.
- Helen Thomas

We got the vote, which we should've been born with,
in 1920.
Everything we've had to struggle for -
it's ridiculous.
- Helen Thomas

We won't really know what will happen until it happens.
- Helen Thomas

Every President hates the Press.
- Helen Thomas

 

When you're in the news business, you always expect the unexpected.
- Helen Thomas

The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president,
I'll kill myself.
All we need is another liar...
I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day
for the country if he does.
- Helen Thomas

I'm covering the worst president in American history.
- Helen Thomas

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I don't think a tough question is disrespectful.
- Helen Thomas

This is the worst President ever.
He George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.
- Helen Thomas

If we care about the children, the grandchildren,
the future generations, we need to make sure that they
do not become the cannon fodder of the future.
- Helen Thomas

It's time for women to make their voices heard.
Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.
- Helen Thomas

There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred -
by living our ideals,
the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers,
exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.
- Helen Thomas

You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.
- Helen Thomas

I think I'll work all my life.
When you're having fun, why stop having fun?
- Helen Thomas

But when will our leaders learn - war is not the answer.
- Helen Thomas

The White House used to belong to the American people.
At least that's what I learned from history books and
from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.
- Helen Thomas

Every president thinks that all information that comes
to the White House is their private preserve after
they all promise an open administration on the campaign trail,
but some are more secretive than others.
Some want to lock down everything.
- Helen Thomas

I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon,
who could no longer convince, persuade,
or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility,
but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate.
- Helen Thomas

We in the press have a special role since there is
no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable.
I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail
only if the American people are informed.
- Helen Thomas

If presidents can't do it to their wives,
they do it to their country.
- Mel Brooks

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing.
We've had more than forty presidents.
One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
- Allison Janney

I have worked with Presidents since Eisenhower.
We serve together.
- John Dingell

Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican
and Democrat presidents to carry out policies.
- Malcolm Wallop

I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists.
I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents
first and next all capitalists.
- Giuseppe Zangara

The principles and policy of these Presidents were
marked by the most enlarged and comprehensive statesmanship,
promoting the highest interests of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have
usually been relegated to the sidelines,
where they just don't get to do very much.
- Mary Cheney

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses -
and that's probably enough for any man.
- Charlton Heston

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents
ago that there should be a large air space between
a journalist and the head of a state.
- Walter Lippmann

Sure, it is apparent that presidents are looking at polls,
but they are also stepping up on issues.
President Clinton stepped up on tobacco.
He shaped the polls on the tobacco issue.
- Donna Shalala

If you look at where presidents come from,
they're former governors or senators.
- Eleanor Clift

I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame
on their predecessors or who accept credit for events
that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure.
- Kathleen Parker

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward.
You can't limit alcohol in college sports,
you have to get rid of it.
- Dean Smith

Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
- Stephen Ambrose

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

You got to have people at the top who respond to and
are selected by presidents.
- Dick Cheney

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

In fact, it was the women in our house who were in the saddle.
If men are the gods, women are not only the presidents
but all the ministers of the government.
- Pedro Almodovar

Nowadays even presidents, vice-presidents,
and heads of big agencies are opening their minds to
accept psychic phenomena,
because they know it works.
- Uri Geller

I've played golf with three U.S presidents.
- Lee Trevino

I think George Bush is one of the most duplicitous
presidents we've ever had.
- Jean O'Leary

I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies,
who are movie directors.
- Peter Criss

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.
- Dick Cheney

I don't find any presidents all that sexy.
They're not very rock'n'roll.
- Carmen Electra

Success in war underpins the claims to greatness of many presidents.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

Presidents do not go into war lightly.
It's a tremendous responsibility in making decisions,
and I know Bush must deeply believe this is the only course.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

We draw our Presidents from the people.
It is a wholesome thing for them to return to the people.
I came from them.
I wish to be one of them again.
- Calvin Coolidge

Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.
- William Howard Taft

From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents
have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties.
- Linda Chavez

Assassins and presidents invite the same basic question:
Just who do you think you are?
- Sarah Vowell

When American presidents prepare for foreign wars,
they lie.
- Robert Higgs

In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters.
Now network presidents have anchormen.
- Ted Koppel

Power is poison.
Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams

The presidents I served under don't have anything to do with my politics.
- William Odom

Some people put down all presidents.
If you say anything good about any of them,
they think you're supporting everything they do.
- Neil Young

We see more and more of our Presidents and know less
and less about what they do.
- Bill Moyers

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators,
except when it's advantageous to do so.
- Elizabeth A. Sherman

US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations
they want until they are blue in the face,
in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.
- Daniel Barenboim

I head a nation of a million presidents.
- Chaim Weizmann

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

There are only two occasions when Americans respect privacy,
especially in Presidents.
Those are prayer and fishing.
- Herbert Hoover

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything,
and President Nixon has done many things that nobody
would have thought of doing.
- Golda Meir

We're making this as entertainment.
But God willing, if this show stays on and people see
a woman in that office for a while,
I think it will help people become more used to it.
It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
- Geena Davis

I do have to say that I think that President Obama
is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents,
and that he can do no wrong in my book.
So how's that for prejudice on the Democratic side?
- Denis Leary

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century
champions of the Christian faith was that not one of
the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler

My own view is that taping of conversations for historical
purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents.
I don't think Kennedy should have done it.
I don't think Johnson should have done it,
and I don't think we should have done it.
- Richard M. Nixon

Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the
deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands.
By ordinary standards of presidents,
he is a decent man.
But those standards aren't good enough.
He's in a position either to kill or not to kill,
and he's made the decision to kill.
- Daniel Ellsberg

As the proud father of two teens and past Chairman
to the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports,
I am committed to educating parents and especially
young people on ways to live a long,
healthy and active life.
- Lee Haney

I would say to my colleague that the misery index,
inflation and unemployment, when added together is
the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents,
even going back to Jimmy Carter.
So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
- Cliff Stearns


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