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Tag: Quotes of the Day

November 10, 2010 | 3:55 pm

Today’s Quotes: Newsom Spokesman to Supes — Quit Measuring Drapes; PG&E’s Core Values

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“He’s still mayor until he resigns in January, so frankly any vote the board takes before that is informational. It sends the wrong message to the people of this city when those with designs on Room 200 start measuring the drapes before Mayor Newsom has even left office.” –Tony Winnicker, spokesman for Gavin Newsom, on […]

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November 9, 2010 | 3:44 pm

Today’s Quotes: Perata’s Problem, UC Tuition Hike Proposal, Larry Ellison at Oracle-SAP Trial

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“For a candidate to receive the most first-place votes but whose name doesn’t appear anywhere on one-third of the ballots suggests what a polarizing effect he had on voters. It suggests that voters preferred three choices ahead of him – and for a front-runner, that’s astonishing.” –Corey Cook, executive director of the Leo T. McCarthy […]

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November 8, 2010 | 4:01 pm

Today’s Quotes: Mehserle Protests, A Lonely Veterans Day Parade in SF; At the Cat Show

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“Any time you have a major crowd moving in, throughout the city, it’s very difficult to get officers in place. We were able to do that and make arrests without using any force.” –Jeff Thomason of the Oakland Police Department on Friday’s protest over the Mehserle sentence, and the police response “I felt trapped.” –Anonymous […]

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October 29, 2010 | 3:35 pm

Today’s Quotes: Whitman Says Ex-Housekeeper Should Be Deported, Zuniga Verdict in San Jose

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“Well, the answer is it breaks my heart, but she should be deported because she forged documents and she lied about her immigration status. And it breaks my heart. Gloria Allred pulled off a political stunt. And you know what? On Nov. 3, no one’s going to care about Nicky Diaz. But the law is […]

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October 27, 2010 | 2:36 pm

Today’s Quotes: Brown, Whitman Respond to Lauer Challenge, Mehserle Sentencing Legal Brief

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“In one week left, would either of you, or both of you, make a pledge that you’d be willing to end the negativity?” –NBC’s Matt Lauer, at the 2010 Women’s Conference, challenging Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman to pull all of their negative ads “Sometimes negativity is in the eye of the beholder.” –Jerry Brown, […]

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October 26, 2010 | 2:56 pm

Today’s Quotes: PG&E’s New Gas Leaks, Fiorina & Whitman ‘Not Thelma & Louise’

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“If not for the requirement from the CPUC, would they have known about these leaks? Was there another leak somewhere that could have caused another tragedy?” -Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo), on PG&E’s discovery of 38 gas leaks during an inspection “We take any leak seriously, and any leak that creates a potential safety issue […]

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October 25, 2010 | 2:46 pm

Today’s Quotes: A Republican for Jerry, Dem Speaker Calls Arnold ‘Biggest Jerk in the World’

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“I like the little guy. He didn’t have the money behind him like she did.” -Paula Bennett, Republican schoolteacher, on why she is voting for Democrat Jerry Brown. A new poll was released this weekend showing Brown’s lead over Republican Meg Whitman growing “Those guys can never agree on anything in Sacramento. I am tired […]

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October 22, 2010 | 3:36 pm

Today’s Quotes: Gay Pride Head Resigns, Google’s ‘Evil’ Tax Structure

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“In order for me to move back (the pipeline) will have to be removed. I can’t go to bed at night knowing that pipeline is there.” -Tina Pellegrini, whose house was destroyed in the San Bruno gas fire, at a press conference today announcing that PG&E is committed to moving the pipeline “I think Ms. […]

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October 21, 2010 | 3:52 pm

Today’s Quotes: The 2 Meg Whitmans, Oakland as Kids’ War Zone, Fightin’ Pelosi, Newsom on 49ers

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“There have been two Meg Whitmans in this campaign. In the primary, she was so much more to the right, particularly on immigration. So a lot of Republicans are scratching their heads and wondering: ‘Where did she go?” -Larry Berman, UC Davis political science professor, on a new poll showing Whitman down by eight points […]

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October 20, 2010 | 4:11 pm

Today’s Quotes: Nancy Pelosi on Debating Her Opponent, Health Effects of Pot

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“California simply lacks the fiscal capacity to guarantee public-pension payments, particularly given the wave of state employees set to retire in future years.” -Perry Wong and I-Ling Shen, authors of a report called “Addressing California‚Äôs Pension Shortfalls: The Role of Demographics in Designing Solutions” “My priorities are to elect a Democratic Congress. In order to […]

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