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Vice president – it has such a nice ring to it!
– Geraldine Ferraro
I enjoyed debate on the floor but it’s not really debate in the same way.
People who live through transplants or disasters like Sept. 11 are survivors.
I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.
I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn’t need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.
But I do think its necessary to have debates.
If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?
But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn’t go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.
And it was, it was not beating George Bush, believe it or not, the bottom line as far as I was concerned was introducing to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.
I’d call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I’m afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
You people married to Italian men, you know what it’s like.
I’m a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.
We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually – on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service.
I don’t consider myself a survivor; that’s someone who has gone through something terrible.
President Reagan’s one-liners were terrific.
What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion.
I didn’t look very sensitive and they didn’t know me very well.
I do believe in the power of prayer.
I don’t like to practice ahead of time what I’m going to say.
If you ask me a question, don’t tell me what the question is in advance, ’cause I’d rather not know.
You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.
See that’s a goal that I think it’s very good in the debate to find out who the person is.
I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.
The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren’t quite sure if they liked me and they didn’t know whether or not that I was sensitive.
My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers.
I didn’t serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.