James Baker Quotes (50 Quotes)


    I understand personally that it is frustrating to lose presidential elections by narrow margins.

    This is going to be a cold winter. Be ready for more.

    The Gore campaign strategy is crystal clear, ... Keep conducting selective recounts. Keep filing selective lawsuits, keep making false charges that divert attention, and keep refusing to accept any deadline until the results change.

    Targeting drugs directly to cancer cells reduces the amount that gets to normal cells, increases the drug's anti-cancer effect and reduces its toxicity. By improving the therapeutic index of cancer drugs, we hope to turn cancer into a chronic, manageable disease.

    The Gore campaign ought to agree with us that we will go with the automatic recount, ... They should say, 'OK, we will stop all these shenanigans. We will stop calling for recounts.'


    Sometimes you move publicly, sometimes privately. Sometimes quietly, sometimes at the top of your voice.

    Both sides should agree to accept the vote count of all the counties at the statutory deadline,

    Some will argue, as was done in 1990, that going for United Nations authority and not getting it will weaken our case,

    The costs in all areas will be much greater, as will the political risks, both domestic and international, if we end up going it alone or with only one or two countries.

    This decision vacated the Florida Supreme Court ruling. In so doing, it instructed the Florida court to consider and resolve both of the grounds we raised in our appeal.

    The Gore campaign is asking for a third recount here. We can go into Wisconsin, we can go into Iowa and start recounting,

    Ladies and gentlemen, at some point -- at some point -- there must be closure,

    Normal rainfall is not going to alleviate the drought. This could go on for a long time,

    I don't believe that the people of America want this national election turned over to lawyers and court contests, ... I can certainly understand the pain and frustration of losing an election so very, very narrowly, but it is time to honor the will of the people. It is time to let the orderly process of transitioning go forward.

    Who could not be moved by the sight of that poor, demoralized rabble, outwitted, outflanked, outmanoeuvered by the U. S. military Yet, given time, I think the press will bounce back.

    We have already lost something like 10 percent of our reefs. Two-thirds of them are under great stress, and we expect that if we don't do something we may lose another 30 percent in the next 10 to 20 years.

    Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time - or never.

    When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.

    In a digital entertainment world, more and more viewers look to be immersed and involved in content. Interactive TV is a key element of Sky customers' viewing experience, and a vital part of the rapidly converging digital content jigsaw.

    At some point, there must be closure. At some point, the law must prevail and the lawyers must go home, ... We have reached that point. ... I can understand the pain and frustration of losing an election so very, very narrowly, but it is time to honor the will of the people.

    It would not, as (U.S. Supreme Court) Justice Scalia says, remove a cloud, it would create a cloud because ... the recount is being done in an unconstitutional way as far as we are concerned, and it's being done in a way that changes the rules after the game has been played.

    The average number of intense storms is two. We predict we're going to have more than two -- three or more of these intense hurricanes.

    I don't think the legitimacy argument washes. I think that whoever wins this election, provided that they do so in a constitutional way and in a fair way, is going to have the country rally behind them, whether that's Vice President Gore or Governor Bush.

    Hurricanes Floyd and Irene were cruel reminders that hurricanes can produce tragic loss of life and devastating economic disruption from inland flooding beyond a hurricane's damaging wind, storm surge or tornadoes.

    We currently have a sustained operational atmospheric observing system that has enabled us to dramatically improve atmospheric weather forecasts. We have invested in operational ocean observing systems in the Pacific that have enabled us to provide successful El Nio-based seasonal atmospheric forecasts. This report calls on us to take the next step and expand the operational systems to the global ocean.

    We're very optimistic that nanotechnology can markedly improve cancer therapy.

    You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president.

    We wouldn't be in this position if the Gore campaign had been willing to accept the results of the recount in Florida, ... They want these recounts to be in counties where they have these large margins. We don't think that's fair.

    I haven't watched any of it. I've been in meetings.

    While we are disappointed ... they specifically noted we are free to return to the federal courts to present our constitutional challenges to the selective and subjective manual recount process at an appropriate time in the future,


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