What are you running, an airline or a whorehouse?
Why can’t all democrats put it as simply and directly as this?
I think…our side has done a bad job explaining that what we’re fighting for is important. It’s not about abstract programs and endless acronyms, but real things that affect real people, like affording college.
Donna in “Separation of Powers” on The West Wing
First of all, I’m crazy about the President, Josh. I’ve been crazy about him for longer than you’ve known who he was. And I’ll keep poking him with a stick. That’s how I show my love.
Amy Gardner in “The Red Mass” on The West Wing
Not everybody defines freedom as the ability to not pay taxes. Government isn’t perfect, but some people wish it was better not gone.
If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.
There is a connection between progress of a society and progress in the Arts. The age of Pericles was also the age of Phidias. The age of Lorenzo de Medici was also the age of Leonardo Da Vinci. The age of Elizabeth was the age of Shakespeare.
Toby in “Gone Quiet” on The West Wing
Conservatives flatter themselves by saying that their talk-radio gripes about healthcare or whatever, are tantamount to things like D-Day or Washington crossing the Delaware, because, without that, they’d just be a bunch of angry, white men who don’t want to pay taxes and don’t care about other people.
The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.