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5,253. The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up in the morning and say, How is the president? (Job & Vice President) Will Rogers
125,285. I don’t have a fucking shred of real influence. (Politics & Vice-President) House of Cards s1e9: Chapter 9, Vice-president to Peter
29,190. What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents – and her supporters celebrate – the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. Ask yourself: how has ‘elitism’ become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots to fly our planes, elite troops to undertake our most critical missions, elite athletes to represent us in competition and elite scientists to devote the most productive years of their lives to curing our diseases. And yet, when it comes time to vest people with even greater responsibilities, we consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence. When it comes to choosing the people whose thoughts and actions will decide the fates of millions, then we suddenly want someone just like us, someone fit to have a beer with, someone down-to-earth – in fact, almost anyone, provided that he or she doesn’t seem too intelligent or well educated. (United States & Elite & President US & Vice-President US & Palin) Sam Harris
32,519. A year ago Dick was running the country. Today, he lives out of a little suitcase. George W Bush, remark at sponsors’ prime-rib dinner
32,520. The young man who asks you to set him one heart-beat from the Presidency of the United States. (Vice-President & Nixon) Adlai Stevenson, of Richard Nixon
32,521. As for that VP talk all the time. I tell you, I still can’t answer that question until someone answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does. (Presidency US & Palin) Sarah Palin
32,522. Not worth a bucket [sometimes quoted as pitcher] of warm piss [sometimes quoted as spit]. John Nance Garner 1868-1967
32,524. Worst damnfool mistake I ever made was letting myself be elected Vice President of the United States. Should have stuck with my old chores as Speaker of the House. I gave up the second most important job in the Government for one that didn't amount to a hill of beans. I spent eight long years as Mr Roosevelt’s spare tire. I might still be Speaker if I didn’t let them elect me Vice-President. John Nance Garner
32,523. I am not in a leadership position. I am supporting the President. He can exert the leadership and I can support him. (Vice-President & Rockefeller) Nelson Rockefeller
32,685. I go to funerals. I go to earthquakes. Nelson Rockefeller
32,583. The understanding was that the vice-president would be the central player in the new administration, and do everything he could to enhance presidential power. (President & Vice-President) Frontline: Cheney’s Law
32,584. The vice-president set the style: secrecy. (President & Vice-President) ibid.
32,585. He became President Ford’s Chief of Staff. (President & Vice-President) ibid.
32,586. 9/11: they wanted to gather as much power for the President as possible. (President & Vice-President & 9/11) ibid.
32,587. But the Democrats weren’t disposed to grant such sweeping presidential authority and they controlled the Senate. (President & Vice-President) ibid.
32,588. Goldsmith was one of the first outsiders to read the memos written by his friend John Yoo. To his surprise they place almost no limits on the power of the president. (President & Vice-President) ibid.
32,589. If you had it to do over again, would you have her on the ticket? (President & Vice-President & Palin) Game Change 2012 starring Julianne Moore & Woody Harrelson & Ed Harris & Peter MacNicol & Jamey Sheridan & Sarah Paulson & Ron Livingston & Melissa Farman & Kevin Bigley et all, director Jay Roach, 60 Minutes interview to Steve Schmidt, senior campaign strategist
32,590. August 2007: John McCain puts country first. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid.
32,591. July 24 2008: If he [Obama] holds a sick baby, we’re really fucked. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. McCain to team
32,592. A man of no accomplishment has become the biggest celebrity in the world. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. Schmidt
32,593. We definitely need a game-changing pick. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid.
32,594. We have to change the gender gap. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid.
32,595. She has an 80% approval rating in Alaska ... This is a woman with a gun, John. (President & Vice-President & Gun & Palin) ibid.
32,596. It’s God’s plan. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. Palin to Schmidt on plane
32,597. To introduce to you the next vice president of the United States – Governor Sarah Palin of the great state of Alaska. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. McCain
32,598. When she talks about guns, you can tell it’s for real. (President & Vice-President & Gun & Palin) ibid. voter
32,599. Schmidt: You could be the party’s next Ronald Reagan.
Palin: Jesse. He’s my hero. (President & Vice-President & Reagan & Palin) ibid.
32,600. Governor, do you know what the Fed is? (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. Schmidt
32,601. You need to make a big move, John. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. adviser
32,602. She’s having a mini-meltdown. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. female adviser
32,603. You never listen to your advisers. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. female adviser to Palin
32,604. Youtube is making it exponentially worse. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. Schmidt to McCain
32,605. She constantly slips into these catatonic stupors. (President & Vice-President & Mental Health & Palin) ibid. adviser
32,606. Has it occurred to you guys that she might be mentally unstable? (President & Vice-President & Mental Health & Palin) ibid.
32,607. She could be on the verge of a complete nervous breakdown. (President & Vice-President & Mental Health & Palin) ibid. Schmidt to McCain
32,608. This isn’t a campaign I wanted to run. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. McCain
32,609. Fuck me. What were we supposed to do? (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. McCain to Schmidt
32,610. Remember, you’re a hockey mom who wanted to make a difference. (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. McCain to Palin
32,611. Would you have her on the ticket? (President & Vice-President & Palin) ibid. TV interviewer to Schmidt
32,674. Anyone who thinks that the vice-president can take a position independent of the president of his administration simply has no knowledge of politics or government. You are his choice in a political marriage, and he expects your absolute loyalty. Hubert H Humphrey