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Paul Begala Quotes


A Democratic political consultant, a political commentator, a former advisor to President Bill Clinton.
(1961 - )

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Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
 

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency. He had no effect on national policy at all.
 

Bill and Hillary Clinton are the most investigated couple in American history - now the most thoroughly exonerated couple in American history.
 

Bush began helping Enron in the eighties.
 

But I think what happened was that Clinton knew how to fight back. And the way he fought back was on the issues - being tough in staying on the things that mattered to people in their lives.
 

Defining the terms of the debate generally dictates who's gonna' win it.
 

I didn't spend a lot of time on national security the American people will be glad to know.
 

I don't like being a voyeur, looking into other people's marriages.
 

I grew up in Tom DeLay's district.
 

I mean, for all of his faults and the troubles in his marriage, Bill Clinton is still married to a girl he met in the library 25 years ago at school. Can we say that about many of our other leaders today in America, including on the right wing?
 

I think too many Democrats are too wimpy. But I think they're beginning to toughen up.
 

I try hard to be a good Catholic.
 

I used to go in at 5:30 or 6:00 so I could run.
 

I was the guy that told Bill Clinton he was going to win. I had gotten the final polling numbers. He had a comfortable lead. He was not going to lose.
 

I'm a Catholic, but I used to love going to Vacation Bible School with my fundamentalist friends.
 

I'm very sunny. You know, I'm always optimistic.
 

If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon.
 

If it was about lying under oath - we actually know that Clinton certainly was deceptive, as most people would be about their sex lives - but, in fact, he did not lie.
 

It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.
 

It seems to me the American people never really forgave the Democrats for being right about Vietnam.
 


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