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Quote of the Day: Further Evidence of Bush’s Arrogance & Ignorance

“So what?”

— President Bush, when told by Martha Raddatz that al Qaeda is only in Iraq as a result of the American invasion. Bush was trying to use al Qaeda’s presence in the country as justification for the invasion and continuing occupation.

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>Quote of the Day: Further Evidence of Bush’s Arrogance & Ignorance

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“So what?”

— President Bush, when told by Martha Raddatz that al Qaeda is only in Iraq as a result of the American invasion. Bush was trying to use al Qaeda’s presence in the country as justification for the invasion and continuing occupation.

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Statement: Statement of Former President Bill Clinton on the Nomination of Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

December 01, 2008 | New York | Bill Clinton | Statements

As an American, I am thankful that President-elect Barack Obama has asked Hillary to be Secretary of State and that she has accepted. As her husband, I am deeply proud.
She is the right person for the job of helping to restore America’s image abroad, end the war in Iraq, advance peace and increase our security, by building a future for our children with more partners and fewer adversaries, one of shared responsibilities and opportunities.
She has already earned the respect of foreign leaders and diplomats through her work to promote human rights and the empowerment of women through access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. And Americans know, from her leadership in the Senate on national security, that she will always put the security, values and the interests of our people first.
In her service to the people of New York and our nation, Hillary has demonstrated the knowledge, passion, resilience, and capacity to learn that our country needs at this critical time. She loves being a Senator from New York, but as she has in all the thirty-seven years I’ve known her, she answered the call to serve. I commend President-Elect Obama for asking her to be a part of a great national security team. America will be well-served.

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>Statement: Statement of Former President Bill Clinton on the Nomination of Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

>December 01, 2008 | New York | Bill Clinton | Statements

As an American, I am thankful that President-elect Barack Obama has asked Hillary to be Secretary of State and that she has accepted. As her husband, I am deeply proud.
She is the right person for the job of helping to restore America’s image abroad, end the war in Iraq, advance peace and increase our security, by building a future for our children with more partners and fewer adversaries, one of shared responsibilities and opportunities.
She has already earned the respect of foreign leaders and diplomats through her work to promote human rights and the empowerment of women through access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. And Americans know, from her leadership in the Senate on national security, that she will always put the security, values and the interests of our people first.
In her service to the people of New York and our nation, Hillary has demonstrated the knowledge, passion, resilience, and capacity to learn that our country needs at this critical time. She loves being a Senator from New York, but as she has in all the thirty-seven years I’ve known her, she answered the call to serve. I commend President-Elect Obama for asking her to be a part of a great national security team. America will be well-served.

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The Night Old Dixie Died and a New Generation Was Born

The Hill’s Pundits Blog – Brent Budowsky

It was a moment for the ages and the night Old Dixie died, when the trumpet sounded and a president like Caroline Kennedy’s father came. In terms of race relations and America being a community of diverse people from countless backgrounds working together for the common good, it was the most important night since the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was the night Old Dixie died, when those who were whipped and beaten can have a president of their own, and we will have a president of our own. It was a night for the realignment of generations, as people age 18 to 30 have a president of their own, and just as profoundly, kids too young to vote in 2008 will have a president of their own. As they get older, they will change the demographics of our democracy for a generation, to the advantage of Democrats.

It was a night when the last became first and the first became last, when the small donors and hard workers and grassroots who were so alienated and maligned found a president of their own and made it happen. It was a night when the old and tired and corrupt told us that the Bradley effect would prevail and the American people left them behind, once and for all, now and forever.

It was a night for the ages, a night for the generations, a night for the historians. A night for the people and a night to begin the future.

It was the night Old Dixie died and the night a new generation was born, and from this night forward, every mom and every dad can tell every little boy and every little girl that anywhere in America anything can happen and anyone can rise as far as their talent and hard work will take them.

What a great country!

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>The Night Old Dixie Died and a New Generation Was Born

>The Hill’s Pundits Blog – Brent Budowsky

It was a moment for the ages and the night Old Dixie died, when the trumpet sounded and a president like Caroline Kennedy’s father came. In terms of race relations and America being a community of diverse people from countless backgrounds working together for the common good, it was the most important night since the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was the night Old Dixie died, when those who were whipped and beaten can have a president of their own, and we will have a president of our own. It was a night for the realignment of generations, as people age 18 to 30 have a president of their own, and just as profoundly, kids too young to vote in 2008 will have a president of their own. As they get older, they will change the demographics of our democracy for a generation, to the advantage of Democrats.

It was a night when the last became first and the first became last, when the small donors and hard workers and grassroots who were so alienated and maligned found a president of their own and made it happen. It was a night when the old and tired and corrupt told us that the Bradley effect would prevail and the American people left them behind, once and for all, now and forever.

It was a night for the ages, a night for the generations, a night for the historians. A night for the people and a night to begin the future.

It was the night Old Dixie died and the night a new generation was born, and from this night forward, every mom and every dad can tell every little boy and every little girl that anywhere in America anything can happen and anyone can rise as far as their talent and hard work will take them.

What a great country!

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What the Next President Inherits

What could be more important than the upcoming election? What the next president actually does once elected. While a feverish media dissects Palins wardrobe and plumbs Joe Wurzelbachers biography, real challenges for America are piling up. Domestic struggles over marriage and abortion rights will define who we are, and our response to global conflicts and crises will define our place in the world. The end of the campaigning is just the beginning.

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