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Mark Kirk Quotes and Sayings

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Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s.
I think that he and his team have done a masterful
job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively.
- Mark Kirk

Over time, the federal government should move the nation to a single standard,
clean-burning gasoline.
- Mark Kirk

And taking more money out of the private economy and
having the government perform as it has poorly done
with the stimulus I don't think is the right way to go.
- Mark Kirk

Every American born today owes $43,000 to the federal
government the day she or he is born.
And we are transferring a tremendous amount of debt to the new generation,
much of it owed to overseas creditors who expect to
be repaid by our children with interest.
- Mark Kirk

 

When you look at the state of the economy right now,
you have to set a priority.
And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth,
and especially this perception that the United States
could be falling behind especially Asian economies.
- Mark Kirk

The decision to go to war is the most important decision
that I can make as a representative in Congress.
As a veteran, I see any potential military action first
through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered
to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission.
- Mark Kirk

I've got a chart here that shows our debt-to-GDP ratio.
And while we did run deficits in the past,
we now number our debt in trillions rather than in billions.
And I think that represents a long-term danger,
especially to the, the American dream.
- Mark Kirk

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When things haven't gone well for you,
call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out.
You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you.
- Morris Hite

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the
cliche and the indiscretion.
- Harold MacMillan

Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue
that has ever been before this administration except
for those instances where Colin's still learning.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company.
- Eva Herzigova

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
- Ariel Dorfman

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

We know darned well that in Bosnia, certain governments
and the secretary had said tens of thousands are needed
in Srebrenica and those people were never provided.
- Alex Morrison

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
- Brenda Blethyn

Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph
machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
- David Dean Rusk

I didn't run off with the secretary.
It made it seem like I had committed adultery and then
ran off with a secretary,
neither of which happened.
- Randall Terry

Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience
with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning
men who ought to be shot.
- Elihu Root

Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his
secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
- Anthony Perkins

I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex,
and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key,
but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of
State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him,
making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
- Michael Crapo

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for
homelessness to grow is there.
- Henry Cisneros

Secretary of State Colin Powell, thank you so much,
as always, for joining us this morning.
- Hannah Storm

There's no such thing as the United Nations.
If the U.N.
secretary building in New York lost 10 stories,
it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton

My dog can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide,
beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
- Gerald B. H. Solomon

The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States,
I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before.
- Pierre Salinger

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.
- Bill Kristol

It is not for the State Department or even the Secretary
of State to say when and how the resources of the American people will be spent.
- Mike Pence

Oh, you know.
I am secretary of state.
My trips aren't successful.
I just talk to people.
- George P. Shultz

The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
- Donald Trump

I have great respect for President Bush,
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge.
- Elton Gallegly

The president of the United States and his secretary
of state were made honorary Hebrews.
- Julius Streicher

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld.
I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.
- Trent Lott

I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
the Secretary-General of the UN -
to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service
of UN projects and programs.
- Maurice Strong

As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law.
There's nothing you can do to us.
You're just a church secretary.
- Jessica Hahn

I was something of a prankster.
One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake
gun on the school secretary so that I could get some
of my friends out of detention.
- Luke Perry

I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.
- Hillary Clinton

If I could have anything right now, it would be the
ability to continue as secretary of state.
- Kevin Shelley

The most important aspect of the relationship between
the president and the secretary of state is that they
both understand who is president.
- Dean Acheson

Sex is the most beautiful thing that can take place
between a happily married man and his secretary.
- Barry Humphries

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of
that office I will have regard to any guidance with
respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary
of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair.
That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary,
but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue
was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
- Dan Castellaneta

Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss,
would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get...
to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida,
because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations
against the United States even as we speak here.
- John Abizaid

I was training to be a lawyer...
I was president of the law society at Glasgow University,
and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society;
the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
- Gerard Butler

And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had
turned into a secretary of state,
and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of
the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
- Giovanni Agnelli

Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs,
that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues,
saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary.
- Kamal Ahmed

We took an approach, supported by the Prime Minister,
the Home Secretary and the Mayor for London,
that we had very real fears of violence and damage
being caused across the streets of London.
- Michael Todd

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear
to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election
that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq.
As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as
Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well.
I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that
we have or what is going on in the world and you know I,
I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well.
- Donald Evans

John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State,
and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me
to place Cambodia under the protection of the South
East Asia Treaty Organization.
- Norodom Sihanouk

You do not export democracy through the Defense Department
or the Defense Secretary.
You do it through trade agreements, through the Department
of Commerce and favorable agreements with our friends
and neighbors across the globe.
- Stephen F. Lynch

Their educations ended with high school -
my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman
in a company dealing in printing and stationary,
and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper
in a firm of wool merchants.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Later in that administration, I was asked to take a
job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary
of State for Economic Affairs because we were just
then putting together the merger of two small law firms
that became this law firm.
I couldn't leave them at that point.
- Lloyd Cutler

My job now, as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,
is to take this process forward, and that I'm determined to do,
whatever old clippings you dig out and whatever old
quotes you put before me.
- Peter Hain

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized
such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations
formerly components of the Department of Justice and
Department of the Treasury and currently components
of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Solomon Ortiz

In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary
of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies
and found out there were a bunch of young folks that
there were a bunch of young folks that he had been
able to recruit on his own.
- Birch Bayh

No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary -
not the top jobs.
Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister;
you have to give yourself 100 percent.
- Margaret Thatcher

And so while the great ones depart to their dinner,
the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner,
racking his brain to record and report what he thinks
that they think that they ought to have thought.
- Arthur Bryant

The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the
Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants
to help the poorest school districts across the Nation
offset these unexpected and challenging costs.
- Joe Baca

We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing
resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation.
We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand.
- Alex Morrison


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