|We've got ballots flying around, being counted by hand, arriving
by truck and in God knows whose custody.
On problems with new electronic voting
equipment in race for Cook County Board president, Chicago,
|Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans.
It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to
something like this.
On ballot chaos in race for Cook County
Board president 2006 after problems with electronic voting equipment.
|This was a visceral reaction to a horrible event. He feels
a sense of responsibility, not just as a senator, but as an
On Barack Obama criticising government
response to Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
|My advice was to stay a million miles away from it. At the
end of the day I think people understand that relationships
are difficult sometimes.
On political candidate trying to employ
the damaging remarks of an opponent's ex-spouse, 2005.
|He was gratuitously insulting 50 million Americans who call
themselves Republicans, some of whom we hope will vote Democrat.
On Democratic party chairman Howard Dean
calling Republicans brain dead the day after Terri Schiavos
feeding tube was removed in March, 2005.
|Do we want a nominee who's propped up [by] the process, or
a nominee who can beat George Bush? We realize we're flying
into a headwind created by the process. But what makes this
such a great story is he's still aloft going into that headwind.
About US presidential hopeful John Edwards
in February 2004.
|He's not exactly a guy who invites the limelight, and he's
not a showboat. He's really rather shy.
On Democratic politician Forrest Claypool.