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" As thrilling as it was, speechwriting is ultimately frustrating for someone who wants to be a writer. "
" The big winners under the American fiscal system are the rich, who pay some of the lowest taxes anywhere in the world; the old, who are the main beneficiaries of the American social service state; farmers, rural people. These are Republican constituencies. "
" Today's Republican party is too beholden to factions generally. "
" Look, the media are trapped by changes in the technology and business of their industry. "
" My mother cared more about how you reasoned than about the conclusions you reached. "
" What I say is I am somebody who cares about conservative ideas. I want to see them implemented in governance. "
" My mom was truly an iconic figure, a great journalist and a pioneering woman who died at 54 of cancer without ever having revealed to viewers that she was ill. "
" There is no right to work in a think tank, and these are very privileged positions. "
" Maybe it's true that people with less extreme views who are also interested in public affairs have been driven out by a marketplace that doesn't offer them anything of the tone they want to listen to. "
" Republicans have to move to a point of greater unity. "
" So if I have two pieces of cake, do I have twice as good an experience as the first piece of cake? One of the things I've found in life is that the first piece of cake is the best. "
" Partly because of the desperate economic situation in the country, what were once the leading institutions of conservatism are constrained. "
" Nobody ever won an election by spitting at his political opponents. "
" America under 30 is a more non-whites place than America over 60. And we know that non-whites and whites vote differently. "
" The elite isn't leading anymore. It's trapped. "
" The five million people who watch cable news are the political nation, the people who really care. "
" People need to understand that in Washington, the process is the punishment. "
" Think tanks do have points of view, and they are absolutely entitled to defend them. "
" My view on candidates on money is unless it's proven that the donor stole the money, the campaign keeps the money. "
" Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach? "
" If right and left are competing to be the biggest victim, who is competing to be the government? "
" Events don't happen because I write a speech. I am allowed to write a speech because events are going to happen. "
" The thing that sustains a strong Fox network is the thing that undermines a strong Republican party. "
" A presidential speech is always the work of many hands. "
" The great power the president has is that he is the most prominent person in the biggest media event on the planet. He has the attention of the nation and the world. When he speaks, everybody listens. "
" Journalism can go right up to the door of the room in which the decisions are made. A novel can go inside the room - and inside the character's heads. "
" We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress. "
" People who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events. "
" Whenever you discuss politics, it is always better to use individual names rather then the term neocon. "
" If you go on TV and say there's no other country in the world where you can be born poor and become rich, you get a huge megaphone. If you tell the truth, which is that most of the studies show actually the United States is worse than anybody except Britain in upward mobility, there is no audience for you. "
" Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us and now we're discovering we work for Fox. "