"I am a person who recognizes the fallacy of humans.
"A tax cut is really one of the anecdotes to coming out of an economic illness.
"The woman who knew that I had dyslexia—I never interviewed her.
"The best way to relieve families from time is to let them keep some of their own money.
"They have miscalculated me as a leader.
"I don't think we need to be subliminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs.
"This is what I'm good at. I like meeting people, my fellow citizens, I like interfacing with them.
"That's Washington. That's the place where you find people getting ready to jump out of the foxholes before the first shot is fired.
"Listen, Al Gore is a very tough opponent. He is the incumbent. He
represents the incumbency. And a challenger is somebody who generally
comes from the pack and wins, if you're going to win. And that's where
I'm coming from.
"We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.
"We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans.
"I regret that a private comment I made to the vice presidential candidate made it through the public airways.
"The point is, this is a way to help inoculate me about what has come and is coming."--on his anti-Gore ad, in an interview with the New York Times, Sept. 2, 2000
"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."--CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000
"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."--Ibid.
"I don't know whether I'm going to win or not. I think I am. I do know I'm ready for the job. And, if not, that's just the way it goes.
''This campaign not only hears the voices of the entrepreneurs and the farmers and the entrepreneurs, we hear the voices of those struggling to get ahead.
"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.''—Ibid.
"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.
"I think he needs to stand up and say if he thought the president were wrong on policy and issues, he ought to say where.
"I want you to know that farmers are not going to be secondary thoughts to a Bush administration. They will be in the forethought of our thinking.
"And if he continues that, I'm going to tell the nation what I think about him as a human being and a person.
"You might want to comment on that, Honorable."--To New Jersey's secretary of state, the Hon. DeForest Soaries Jr., as quoted by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, July 15, 2000
"This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot. I understand the emotionality of death penalty cases."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 23, 2000 (Thanks to Johnny Green.)
"States should have the right to enact reasonable laws and restrictions particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.