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Geraldine Ferraro
August 26, 1935 -
Nationality: American
Category: Politician
Subcategory: American Politician

But I do think its necessary to have debates.


I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.


I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way.


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.


If you ask me a question, don't tell me what the question is in advance, 'cause I'd rather not know.


And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through.


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.


People who live through transplants or disasters like Sept. 11 are survivors.


My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers.


We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan.


I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.


The bottom line as far as I was concerned was presenting to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.


I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.


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.


You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like.


President Reagan's one-liners were terrific.


I don't consider myself a survivor; that's someone who has gone through something terrible.


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.


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.


You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.


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