O’Donnell: "This President invaded a sovereign nation in defiance of the
UN. He is basically a war criminal. Honestly. He should be tried at The
Hague. This man lied to the American public about the reasons for invading a
nation that had nothing to do with 9/11. And as a Democrat, as a member of
this democracy...I feel I have a responsibility to speak out, as does every
other person who disagrees with this administration. And it’s scary in a
country that you can say something against the President and then worry
about your career. That Dan Rather gets taken off CBS News for writing, for
saying a report that essentially was true, that George Bush did not show
Geraldo Rivera: "Okay, okay, we get it, we get it!"
O’Donnell: "Okay, there you go. Anyway, it infuriates me."
— Exchange on FNC’s At Large with Geraldo Rivera, April 30.
"Cindy Sheehan is my hero. She is the hero of all Americans who make up
the 62 percent of us who oppose this war. As an American exercising her
right to free speech, she is a brave, passionate, living example of
democracy....No wonder Bush is intimidated. No wonder he can’t even walk
down his driveway to speak with her. He is scared shitless. Whether he
acknowledges it or not — whether his aides try to insulate him from the
truth or not — his hands are covered in the blood of Cindy Sheehan’s son.
They are dripping with the blood of all who have died there."
— Actress Christine Lahti in an August 11 Huffington Post blog
"If there’s an upside to Katrina, it’s that the Republican agenda of tax
cuts, Social Security privatization and slashing government programs is
over. It may be too much to predict an upsurge of progressive government,
but the environment and issues of poverty, race and class are back on the
nation’s radar screen."
— Eleanor Clift in her weekly "Capitol Letter" column published on
Newsweek’s Web site, September 9.