35 Total Quotes

Bob Kerrey Quotes

The collection, analysis and dissemination requirements mean that we are not collecting as much for non-NATO targets, ... Our blanket's been pulled off the targets that are vitally important to the nation's interests.
Bob Kerrey
#Analysis

Bill has the vision to challenge America to greatness and the integrity to restore the nation's faith in our public institutions.
Bob Kerrey
#America

They're both helping (the reform issue) by bringing it into their campaign. The debate about Social Security is likely to increase the chances that next year, or soon after, Congress will take action.
Bob Kerrey
#Debate

No, no, what fly had he swatted?
Bob Kerrey
#Fly

Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator.
Bob Kerrey
#American Politician #Baseball

With the political instability in the world around us and special concerns here at home, we need a leader like Bill who is not afraid to make the tough decisions, ... He has the steady hand and foresight necessary to be an effective commander in chief.
Bob Kerrey
#Home

[Former senator Bob Kerrey made the point well when he told his fellow 9/11 commissioners and the television audience that] this document of Fox News, ... this is a background briefing. And all of us that have provided background briefings for the press before should beware. I mean, Fox should say 'occasionally fair and balanced' after putting something like this out. Because they violated a serious trust. ... So I object to what they've done, and I think it's an unfortunate thing they did.
Bob Kerrey
#Television

the only person that I know of who suggested declaring war.
Bob Kerrey
#War

I think the Congress should begin to examine what they need to subpoena, ... They clearly need to get to the bottom of this.
Bob Kerrey
#Congress

Kenneth Starr's approval rating is lower than Saddam Hussein's,
Bob Kerrey
#Approval

I think the Congress should begin to examine what they need to subpoena. They clearly need to get to the bottom of this.
Bob Kerrey
#Congress

Kenneth Starr's approval rating is lower than Saddam Hussein's.
Bob Kerrey
#Approval

We're $5 billion or $6 billion short of getting people trained to a level that would make me comfortable.
Bob Kerrey
#People

It's not clear in the U.S. at the moment, either. We're going through another election.
Bob Kerrey
#American Politician

There's democracy in India and South Africa. We have to put the spotlight on those places that demonstrate if you're willing to work hard and sustain the effort through the disappointment of failure... but if you have people willing to sustain the effort, people who believe humanity has a good side, you can make it work.
Bob Kerrey
#Failure #Disappointment #South Africa

The problem is you tend to look back and identify mistakes, and as a consequence of feeling terrible about mistakes you say you bungled this so bad, let's get out of here.
Bob Kerrey
#American Politician

I just think they've made a terrible mistake, at least leaving the impression that if the boss wants the conclusion to be A, you're going to deliver intelligence in order for that conclusion to be A, because that's what he wants.
Bob Kerrey
#Intelligence #Boss #Conclusion

If they win one more time -- if DOD wins one more time -- the next time there's a dust-up and there's a failure, don't call the director of Central Intelligence up here, kick the crap out of DOD,
Bob Kerrey
#Failure

I simply don't see why any profession should be completely and permanently excluded from the possibility of working with CIA or DIA.
Bob Kerrey
#Profession #CIA

The question is, are Republicans willing to say that? I mean, they've used words like 'election fraud' and 'stealing the election.' Both of those words are not only irresponsible but paint them in a corner of perhaps not being able to accept the fact that they might lose,
Bob Kerrey
#Republicans

A proposal like this can be consistent with Democratic values, it absolutely can.
Bob Kerrey
#Proposal

The FBI indicates patterns of suspicious activity in the United States consistent with preparations for hijacking.
Bob Kerrey
#FBI #United States

[During a recent conversation with former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, Wellstone joked about his legacy. According to Kerrey, Wellstone said,] I think my epitaph is going to read, 'We don't know what he did, but he sure looked tired.' ... Now I think his epitaph will be, 'We didn't realize what a good man he was until he was gone.'
Bob Kerrey
#Legacy