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Born: 1968-02-14
Profession: Politician
Nation: American
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I believe in working together to solve the problems we've got. And we need to get rid of the venom in the political atmosphere in D.C. It's a poisonous atmosphere.

Tags: Political, Together, Working

All I can say is what I believe.

Tags: House, Room, White

I do expect that the President will say something at the beginning of his remarks today, at the conversation.

Tags: Beginning, President, Today

I fell far short of living up to the kind of public servant I wanted to be.

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I have had a career in public service.

Tags: Career, Public, Service

I remember my mom saying to me that what your friends do is one thing, but what you do could be on the front page of the paper.

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I'm a centrist.

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I'm done with my job. It was my job to be the advocate and spokesman for the President of the United States.

Tags: Done, Job, President

I'm glad to share my views.

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I'm someone who believes in centrist governing philosophy.

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If it takes talking about unpleasant truths to change Washington, then so be it.

Tags: Change, Takes, Talking

In survey after survey, the Iraqi people say, 'We want to choose our leaders.'

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My wife and I look for ways to always support the troops, including sending care packages regularly to them.

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The Iraq war was not necessary.

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The permanent campaign is inherently deceptive.

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The president said, 'You've got to vote your conscience.

Tags: Conscience, Said, Vote

Waging an unnecessary war is a grave mistake.

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Well, uh, all people - all, I think all human begins, uh, have good attributes, and they also have their flaws.

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When I was knowingly misled but only learned that much later, that's really when I started to become disillusioned at the White House.

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A free and prosperous Iraq will be a major blow to the terrorists and their desire to establish a safe haven in Iraq where they can plan and plot attacks.

Tags: Desire, Free, Plan

I was raised on the values of speaking up and making a positive difference in a very political family that believed in the importance of public service.

Tags: Family, Political, Positive

Well I think that you have to be open and honest in order to learn from your mistakes and be able to correct them in the future to understand what would happen to take things off course. And if we don't address these issues openly and honestly then we don't learn.

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When words I uttered, believing them to be true, were exposed as false, I was constrained by my duties and loyalty to the President and unable to comment. But I promised reporters and the public that I would someday tell the whole story of what I knew.

Tags: Loyalty, True, Words
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The outstanding people realized that the job involved more than just writing a good strategic plan. It was also important that top management should understand the plan and be prepared to adopt it.

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Every day you use dozens of products that have strong chemicals in them, but remember, the only difference between poison and medicine is dosage.

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I do think a key to success in any walk of life is having a short memory and a thick skin - I know it has served me well over the years.

Tags: Life, Short, Success

I just wanted to be a businessman, and to me, the best way to understand business was to be an accountant.

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I think most people act in their self-interest.

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Modern life would not be possible if it were not for chemicals, nor would modern natural gas production.

Tags: Life, Natural, Possible

Natural gas is a feedstock in basically every industrial process.

Tags: Industrial, Natural, Process

American business would be run better today if there was more alignment between CEOs' interest and the company. For example, would the financial crisis of 2008 have occurred if the CEO of Lehman and Morgan Stanley and Goldman and Citibank had to take a very small percentage of every mortgage-backed security... or every loan they made?

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I get mad at the New York-based environmentalists because if you were truly environmentalists you wouldn't have a storm surge system and a sanitary system hooked together here that requires you to close your beaches 10 times a year.

Tags: Here, Storm, Together

I've always been comfortable thinking things through and doing it, more or less, my way. You can be as creative as you want, but if you're... unwilling to work on the details, to see those put into action, then creativity is just dreams, or worse, hallucinations.

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Natural gas is the one fuel that we have that's affordable, it's scaleable, it can replace coal over time, it can replace imported oil, can create American jobs.

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With regard to electric vehicles, I am all for them because most of the incremental electricity needed to run those vehicles will come from gas-fired electric generation. However, I do not believe it is wise for America to substitute dependence on foreign oil for dependence on Chinese batteries.

Tags: America, Run, Wise

Would people cheat on climate science? Sure. Because all it is a model into which there are 2,000 variables, and if I want this outcome, I nudge that one up a little and down a little bit ,and there you go.

Tags: Cheat, Science, Sure
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