36 Total Quotes

Tim Russert Quotes

Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits.
Tim Russert
#American Journalist #Country

The Bills, I believe, have a very good future if this agreement can be worked out, thoroughly discussed, and everything is open.
Tim Russert
#Agreement

Should we freeze or postpone prospective tax cuts and avoid any new tax cuts until we are sure we have the money to pay for the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq.
Tim Russert
#American Journalist

Joe Biden, the Democrat from Delaware, says there are about 3,000 in his estimation, 3,000, Iraqi security forces. After 28 months in the war, what is your sense? How many Iraqi troops are there, and when will there be enough Iraqi troops so Americans can come home?
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#Security

may surprise some people.
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#People

Whatever the criticisms and the after-action report may be about what was right and what was wrong looking back, what would be a horrible tragedy would be to distract ourselves from avoiding further problems because we're spending time talking about problems that have already occurred,
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#Action

The primary responsibility of the media is accountability of government, whether it's about lying under oath, which upset Democrats, or the mismanagement of responding to a hurricane, which happens to upset Republicans.
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#Democrats

You actually hit your children?
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#Children

to suggest that we need several hundred thousand troops there after military operations cease, after the conflict ends, I don't think is accurate. I think that's an overstatement.
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#Conflict

If your analysis is not correct, and we're not treated as liberators but as conquerors, and the Iraqis begin to resist, particularly in Baghdad, do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?
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#Analysis

Are you, or anyone who reports to you, contemplating resignation?
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#Resignation

Shouldn't the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of New Orleans bear some responsibility
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#Responsibility

there was a perception created of incompetence, some even said callousness and he needs to replace it with compassion.
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#Compassion

There are a lot of issues in politics you can spin on. You can spin on tax cuts; and spin on Social Security; and he said-she said; this view, that view; right-left-center. You can't spin on this. People see it. They feel it. They smell it. And you can't say something that conflicts with the harsh reality of what happened there.
Tim Russert
#Politics

bureaucracy has committed murder here in New Orleans.
Tim Russert
#Bureaucracy

America has just begun the 21st century. if you could select two items for a time capsule that best represents America in the 21st Century. what would they be?
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#America

What it means is there's a trend toward the Democrats,
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#Democrats

Should they stop running that ad?
Tim Russert
#Running

That's a hypothetical question!
Tim Russert
#Hypothetical

Clearly the special counsel has made a judgment, ... that when taking the comments and statements of Matt Cooper and Judy Miller and myself as opposed to Scooter Libby, he has decided that Mr. Libby was not telling the truth.
Tim Russert
#Judgment

What it means is there's a trend toward the Democrats. They (Democrats) don't have an alternative proposal - sometimes nothing's a real cool hand.
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#Democrats

She can laugh at the mayor.
Tim Russert
#Laughter

And you are convinced the Kurds, the Sunnis, the Shiites will come together in a democracy?
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#Democracy

The nation's and the world's eyes have been on Hurricane Katrina, and the result of that… as governor, what would be your precise evacuation plan for Northern Virginia, and please take into mind the number of people who live below the poverty line, the number of households that do not own automobiles who live in this area.
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#Eyes

If, God forbid, a natural disaster or another terrorist attack struck Northern Virginia… for both candidates, Mr. Kilgore first… would you be willing to contemplate raising taxes to help prepare for evacuation and for recovery?
Tim Russert
#Disaster

Mr. Kilgore, you have said that you would eliminate abortion… have exceptions for rape, incest, and life of mother… what would happen, under Governor Kilgore, to a doctor and a woman who underwent an abortion if in fact, your scenario became law?
Tim Russert
#Abortion

Hey, do you know that all the reporters know that Mr. Wilson's wife works at the CIA?
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#CIA

Did you know that Ambassador Wilson's wife works at the C.I.A.?
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#Ambassador

We now have five Catholics on the Supreme Court. Must they vote to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Tim Russert
#Catholic