Tim Pawlenty Quotes (23 Quotes)


    If it's obvious that the bulk of legislative leaders aren't interested in moving forward, we can lead a horse to water but we can't make him or her drink, ... So we're not going to force their head into the river.

    Our people are working. Our students are learning. And our citizens are healthy.

    We just try to have fun and we go on some rides, eat a lot of food and meet with people, ... And almost without exception, people at the fair are in a good mood. They can agree or disagree with you, but Minnesotans by and large are pretty good-natured peo

    We have a country that is $5 a gallon gas, $4 a gallon gas, we got unbearable unemployment and a federal government that is out of control. We have to take back this country and we've got to get off the sidelines and take it to President Obama.

    I do support enhanced interrogation techniques. Obviously their value is shining through with respect to the bin Laden killing.



    I think we are doing the prescription medicine equivalent of the Boston Tea Party.

    The individuals who we have all seen and heard about, through the media and otherwise, who are suffering greatly are our fellow citizens,

    This is necessary because both the Canadian government and some large pharmaceutical manufacturers may be jeopardizing access to Canadian prescription medicines.

    We understand that athletes aren't necessarily role models, but we at least expect them to abide by the basic laws of the state.

    The modern infrastructure, past operational performance, and recruitingretention successes combine to make the 148th one of the premier Air National Guard organizations in the country and serve as a basis for continuation of the 148th,

    Very few are willing to say publicly what is on the minds of most legislators and the overwhelming majority of the public a special session for stadiums or any other non-emergency issues is the wrong idea at the wrong time,

    I'm a Republican. Let's go out into the world market and try to get a better deal for Americans,

    The people and the mindset that killed 3,000 of our fellow citizens on September 11 2001, would have killed not 3,000, but 300,000 if they could have or 3 million or 30 million. We need to do everything we can within our value systems and legal structures to make sure that doesn't happen.

    One of the things about leadership is that you've got to show up. And if you want to be president of the United States you've got to make a case to the American people that Barack Obama needs to be dismissed from his position.

    We would not have the country that we have without people in the United States Military like those who are standing before us.

    It was a genuine slip of the tongue, ... I realized as I was starting to say puck that other sounds were coming out of my mouth, and I changed it to puck. And if you don't bleep out the middle part and play the whole thing, I think that's clear... It was an unfortunate slip of the tongue, and I am sorry for that. I tried my best to say it as they wanted me to say it, and it just came out.

    If you had a terrorist incident, or a nuclear bomb or a biological weapon in a major metropolitan area, that could trigger that kind of need.

    Our country has been asleep at the switch on these things. The basic economics are that the supply of fossil fuels is limited and the demand is outstripping the supply. It's a recipe for continued crisis if we don't start changing our ways.

    We anticipate it won't just be the mayors, ... but it'll be church leaders and faith leaders and non-profit leaders who will come forward from these communities and will help and assist with the effort. But the contact point and encouragement is initially going to come on a city level and the mayors that we've identified will help coordinate that.

    The one issue there seemed to be consensus on is a Gophers stadium on campus at the University of Minnesota,

    Today, Minnesota takes another step toward reducing our dependence on foreign oil while improving our environment and our rural economy,

    There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people.


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