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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2009 Governor's State of the State speeches

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    from 2009 Governor's State of the State speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (2) California Former Republican Governor (2003-2010)
  • Bill Richardson (3) New Mexico Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010) and Cabinet Sec'y
  • Bobby Jindal (6) Louisiana Republican Governor
  • Brad Henry (4) Oklahoma Previously Democratic Governor
  • David Paterson (11) New York Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010)
  • Deval Patrick (6) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Janet Napolitano (8) Cabinet
  • Jodi Rell (3) Connecticut Former Republican
  • Jon Huntsman (6) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Rick Perry (6) Texas Republican Governor
  • Sarah Palin (9) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
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    Jodi Rell: CT leads in bioscience revolution & stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Brad Henry: Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole.
    Sarah Palin: Restraint of last two years should continue in tough times.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Declaring fiscal emergency; facing insolvency within weeks.
    Janet Napolitano: Balance budget even during recession.
    Jodi Rell: Financial crisis came from unbridled greed & lax oversight.
    Deval Patrick: We're broke, not poor: recession is temporary.
    Deval Patrick: $1.1 in cuts in services this year, including many layoffs.
Civil Rights
    David Paterson: Teach tolerance, including sexual orientation.
    Bobby Jindal: Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders.
    David Paterson: Intelligence-driven, state-of-the-art crime analysis centers.
    Deval Patrick: Misuse of CORI system prevents getting back on their feet.
    David Paterson: Rockefeller Drug Laws have failed badly.
    Jon Huntsman: UCAT system: technical college for industry needs.
    Jon Huntsman: Early learning is critical; so are languages & math.
    Rick Perry: Best teachers, accountability, math & science prep.
    Sarah Palin: 3-year plan: $1B for early learning, vo-tech, accountability.
    Janet Napolitano: Added voluntary full-day kindergarten as a new grade level.
    Janet Napolitano: Implement school choice via public charter schools.
    Bobby Jindal: Increase completion rate above 6% for GED-OPTIONS program.
    Bobby Jindal: Performance-based funding for schools to meet industry needs.
    David Paterson: SAY YES program: public-private partnerships for college.
Energy & Oil
    Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
    Rick Perry: $5,000 incentive for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
    Sarah Palin: Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act.
    Sarah Palin: Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources.
    Bill Richardson: Start carbon trading in 11-state Western Climate region.
    David Paterson: 45 by 15: 45% clean electricity by 2015.
    Jodi Rell: Energy and heating assistance for families in need.
    Bill Richardson: Green Jobs Cabinet: build aggressive clean energy strategy.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Last year set record of 2014 wildfires burning at one time.
    Janet Napolitano: Limit our greenhouse gas emissions & focus on solar energy.
Families & Children
    Brad Henry: Family anchors us and reminds us of what is truly important.
    Sarah Palin: Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life.
    Bobby Jindal: Increase scrutiny & penalties for school child abuse.
Free Trade
    Sarah Palin: Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas.
Government Reform
    Brad Henry: Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day.
    Rick Perry: Control spending to make government less burdensome.
    Sarah Palin: Overall reduction of 7% spending, plus state hiring freeze.
    Janet Napolitano: We'll be remembered for what we did, not for how we budgeted.
Health Care
    Jon Huntsman: Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone.
    Sarah Palin: Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation.
    Sarah Palin: Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity.
    Janet Napolitano: Expanded access to KidsCare and AHCCCS.
    Bobby Jindal: Move away from ER to primary care; cover 100,000 uninsured.
    David Paterson: Cover an additional 400,000 New Yorkers.
    David Paterson: Address epidemic of childhood obesity.
    Deval Patrick: 98% of all Massachusetts citizens now have health insurance.
    Rick Perry: End the notion of sanctuary cities.
    Janet Napolitano: Keep up intense pressure on border criminals.
    Rick Perry: 70% of all jobs created in the US last year were in Texas.
    David Paterson: Expect 225,000 New Yorkers to be laid off in this recession.
Local Issues
    Jon Huntsman: Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor.
Principles & Values
    Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
Tax Reform
    Rick Perry: Give taxes dose of accountability, transparency & restraint.
    David Paterson: Property taxes are too high; cap them.
    Deval Patrick: Let municipalities raise property, meals, and lodging taxes.
    Brad Henry: EDGE Endowment: make OK into Research Capital of the Plains.
    Bill Richardson: Launched Spaceport America; signed Virgin Galactic as tenant.
    Janet Napolitano: Invest in infrastructure: highways and school buildings.
    Bobby Jindal: Criminalize use of internet routers & wi-fi for child porn.
    David Paterson: Build a 21st century infrastructure, including bridges & MTA.
    Deval Patrick: Invest in broadband, wind turbines, roads & rails.
Welfare & Poverty
    David Paterson: Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers.

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