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Mike Mansfield Quotes and Sayings

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Senator, we just don't use that kind of language on the floor of the Senate.
- Mike Mansfield

We are all equal on this floor, and a senator must keep his word.
- Mike Mansfield

I was not able to stop or slow down the Vietnam War.
- Mike Mansfield

Senator Arlen Specter hasn't really switched parties;
he's simply realized he cannot win the Pennsylvania
Republican primary election.
- Michael Reagan

 

I think it's unconscionable for a Senator from Massachusetts
to come down here and tell the people of Florida what's right for them.
It's arrogant and irresponsible.
- Jeff Miller

McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
- Pat Buchanan

Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas.
It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys.
- Dick Cheney

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Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to
take both sides on just about every issue.
- George W. Bush

Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
- Peter Jennings

A new poll shows that Senator Kerry's support in the
South is strongest amongst blacks.
Kerry's appeal to Southern blacks is obvious.
He is a white man who lives far, far away.
- Dennis Miller

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be
there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.
I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
- Mary Harris Jones

Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say
that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
- George W. Bush

Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist,
about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist.
I was cast as a Senator to shake things up.
- William Devane

Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now
supports the ban on gay marriages.
I'm telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
- David Letterman

Although I'd first seen Senator Hart in Aspen,
Colorado, at a New Year's Day party in 1987,
we hadn't talked.
- Donna Rice

I'm running for senator because it's time for a change.
- John Sununu

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't
for Democrats like Senator Kerry.
- Howard Dean

Senator Helms might very well do that.
I would point out to him that we in the art world are
not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
- Jane Alexander

The history of Hillary Clinton as a five-year senator
is to promote Hillary Clinton and not the needs of New Yorkers.
- John Spencer

Senator Kerry voted to undermine the troops in the field,
and that is not only inexcusable, it is reprehensible.
- John Ensign

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech,
whether in a senator or an orator.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

No man is fit to be a Senator...
unless he is willing to surrender his political life for great principle.
- Henry F. Ashurst

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who
voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security,
earning as little as $32,000 a year.
- Bill Weld

The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy's
old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave,
probably spilling his drink.
- Ann Coulter

I was very productive as a senator for my state.
- Carol Moseley Braun

My motivation for running for Senate was not for the
stature of being a senator,
but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.
- Herman Cain

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been
one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate -
and fortunately on matters of national security he
was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney

As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note,
I did have the experience of being commander in chief
of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
- Kit Bond

He was my favorite senator...
I love him.
He made the liberals squeal.
- Robert Novak

I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator,
and a Democrat, in that order.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry,
Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq.
In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
- Dick Cheney

John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did
a great job with the United Nations.
I think he's a good man.
I would respectfully disagree with that.
- Ken Mehlman

I think I can speak for every Senator,
saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we
want to help make this a better place;
that is,
we want to help our States and help America.
- Max Baucus

As a governor and senator, John Chafee set the standard
for honesty and decency that the rest of us on our
best days could only dream to emulate.
- John McCain

I believe that any candidate who supports the war should not receive our support.
It doesn't matter if they're Senator Clinton or whoever.
- Cindy Sheehan

I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary.
Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama.
- Mitt Romney

As a Senator I am opposed to duelling.
As Ben.
Wade, I recognize the code.
- Benjamin F. Wade

I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq;
"consistent" is not one of them.
- Dick Cheney

Senator Martinez is not driven by polls;
he is driven by the needs of the state of Florida and
its 17 million constituents.
- Mel Martinez

I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings,
which I regret more than any other of my life.
- Andrew Jackson

If Senator Kerry decides to join us for an hour,
then we may only use one or two brief clips.
And use the bulk of what he has to tell us as part of that program.
- Mark E. Hyman

Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy,
I knew Jack Kennedy.
Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.
Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.
- Lloyd Bentsen

If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it?
You all admit that I had him in my power.
- Preston Brooks

No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster,
priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
- Henry B. Adams

The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds
to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to
bear on vital issues of national security.
- Dick Cheney

I think he intends to run for president...
I think Senator McCain cares about the opinions of New Hampshire voters.
- Pat Toomey

It's tempting, because as one senator said to me,
'We know if we invite baseball down,
we'll draw a crowd'.
- Fay Vincent

We have the Terminator as governor, and we had an actor as president,
so why shouldn't we have a fashion designer as a senator?
- Tom Ford

Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height,
and there was a noticeable disproportion between the
long trunk of his body and his short legs.
His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs.
- Henry Villard

Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan,
most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today.
I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience
of having to serve with her.
- John McCain

I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor,
he's a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial
Campaign Committee and won some significant victories.
He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
- Pat Robertson

Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush
for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions,
saying a promise made, a promise broken.
And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch.
- Craig Kilborn

When we compile a petition, we often have members go
to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person.
This way they can experience a real connection with the staff.
- Joan Blades

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson,
and I told him what this little trick was.
He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures
of people unbeknownst to them.
- Ben Shahn

Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator -
Kay Bailey Hutchinson,
Claire McCaskill - reacting to being called 'ma'am'
like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious
self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch.
- Mark Davis

Why would Senator Allen want to oppose saving money
for the state? It's simply another example of Republicans
fighting the governor tooth and nail against any measure
where she might be able to turn the state's budget around.
- Bart Stupak

I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose
to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters.
Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp.
- Sherrod Brown

Sen.
Edward Kennedy knows very directly.
Senator Kennedy and I talked on several occasions prior
to the war that my view was that the best evidence
that I had seen was that Iraq indeed had weapons of mass destruction.
- David Kay

As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility
to protect the Great Lakes.
They are not only a source of clean drinking water
for more than 30 million people but are also an integral
part of Michigan's heritage and its economy.
- Debbie Stabenow

This is a race in a heavily Democratic state that,
for a Republican candidate, will require full-time
devotion in order to win...
I could not be a senator and a father during this campaign.
I could only be a candidate.
- Peter G. Fitzgerald

The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide
what the drinking ages should be and other aspects
relative to alcoholic beverages,
and I support that.
As a United States senator, I want to weigh in -
this is not my agenda.
- Pete Coors

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges,
has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices
of the American people that he has started a prairie
fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
- J. William Fulbright

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church,
which I know has helped cause this investigation by you,
points out that the agencies did not disclose certain
facts to us and that certain plots were going on.
- John Sherman Cooper

I actually defeated an incumbent Republican senator
who was part of the Jesse Helm's political machine in North Carolina,
the result of which is I'm now the senior senator from
North Carolina instead of Jesse Helms,
which is a very good thing for this country.
- John Edwards

George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers
praised John Kerry's war record.
No one said he was unfit.
They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator.
Nobody questioned his military record.
- Peter King

At the unveiling at the White House of the presidential portrait,
President Bush pointed out that Hillary Clinton was
the first sitting Senator in history to have her portrait
hanging in the White House.
- Eleanor Clift

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity,
not as a Republican, but as an American,
that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic
achievement to become his party's nominee,
not because of his color, but with indifference to it.
- Mike Huckabee

At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee
of Atomic Energy said rather quietly,
'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.'
I didn't know what he meant then,
but I know now.
- David R. Brower

Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?
Let me just put this in fairly simple terms:
Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast,
certainly putting our troops in greater danger.
No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.
- Karl Rove

I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry.
I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President
Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats,
and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others.
- Jeb Bush


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