Washington Post reporter;
panelist on CNN's Capital Gang
"It seems to me that you have angry white men here, sort of in their natural state, and you know, gone berserk...This is the essence of the angry white men taken to some extreme, some fanatic extreme, and I will grant you that. But it's the same kind of idea that has fueled so much of the right-wing triumph over the agenda here in Washington."
-- After Oklahoma City, CNN's Capital Gang, April 23, 1995.
"When you look at the reality of cutting people off, of saying you can't have more benefits if you have children while you are on welfare, you're talking about putting children on the street who are hungry and naked, and that's a sin."
-- Capital Gang, March 25, 1995.
"I am absolutely stunned. I mean, it sounds like to me that you're telling a bedtime story. It sounds like you're a conspiracy theorist. I mean you're just looking for anything to dredge up to say, 'Oh the Clinton people are bad folks and Bob Dole, you know, elect Bob Dole....Look it's not good!....Right, but it also happens to be the case that they are the White House and there was a legitimate reason for them to try to get their files in order."
-- On the FBI files in White House hands, Capital Gang Sunday, June 9, 1996.
"You [Frank Luntz] want the American people to trust Newt Gingrich, who would quickly slash away that safety net, who would really say that our children don't need this kind of protection and who, as Celinda [Lake] just pointed out, was absolutely behaving badly when he told his wife who was in the hospital, look this is it, I'm out of here."
-- Crossfire, June 30, 1996.
"Welcome to the Hall of Shame, Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio. Chabot this week called the National Endowment for the Humanities a `boondoggle' while leading the House to cut the NEH budget by 40 percent. The House also cut funding for the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. These are the prize jewels of our national culture."
-- Capital Gang Sunday, July 23, 1995.
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