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Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

American diplomat, politician, and lawyer

Alive from: 1947-

Category: Politics

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    It's hard to be the first. It's almost as if I'm subject to a different level of inspection.
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    All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley. Or, Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt.
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    And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face.
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    Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people.
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    Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
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    If I lose, I'm going to retire from politics, practice law, and wear bright leather pants.
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    If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and Indiana and if we can do Baghdad, we can do Baltimore.
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    Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
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    New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party.
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    People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.
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    So I think that if we want to have a Congress, if we want to have government that looks like America, if we want to have government that is truly a representative Democracy, then we need to clearly address how we get our campaign laws out of the way of Democracy.
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    The fact is that the diversity in this political class serves the same interest as diversity in any arena, which is it stirs the competitive pot.
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    The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.
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    The Islamic community today is faced with a new version of an old struggle. My late mother used to say it doesn't matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We're all in the same boat now.
    Source: Speech, September 2004
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    The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it's not that big of a country. Nobody, I don't think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it.
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