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I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.

I have a simple rule: when I'm on TV, I'm not talking to just my anchor or my colleague on my right. I'm talking to America. I look into the lens, and in my head, I'm talking to somebody in Nebraska. Why Nebraska? Why the Cornhusker State? I have no idea. But it feels like it's a good place to talk to people. ---->>>

Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school. ---->>>

My mama told me it's not what they call you - it's what you answer to. ---->>>

If I could have gotten my way at an early age, I would have entered the priesthood, but my mother informed me that I could not become a priest because I was a girl. It really was the biggest blow to my ego, because it was my calling. When she told me I'd have to be a nun, I looked at her and said, 'I'm not following anyone.' ---->>>

Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor. And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress. ---->>>

A campaign is about defining who you are - your vision and your opponent's vision. ---->>>

Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough. ---->>>

Every member of my family was displaced by Katrina. ---->>>

Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages. ---->>>

No voters will be left behind. ---->>>

Failure. It doesn't exist. 'Failure' is just what happens when we lose perspective.

Failure. It doesn't exist. 'Failure' is just what happens when we lose perspective.

Fear is one of the worst, and most limiting, emotions in life. ---->>>

I think people involved in politics make good actors. Acting and politics both involve fooling people. People like being fooled by actors. When you get right down to it, they probably like being fooled by politicians even more. A skillful actor will make you think, but a skillful politician will make you never have to think. ---->>>

I've appeared three times on 'The Good Wife.' I'm proud of being associated with the show. 'Time' magazine called it 'the best thing on TV outside cable.' Did I mention that I also appear on cable? ---->>>

Politics is a rough and tumble business. It's not for the faint-hearted. I've got bruises and cuts from being in the political arena. But by and large, I understand how to navigate the process. ---->>>

I am ashamed of some of Democrats in my own party. ---->>>

The 2000 election exposed some ugly history in our country. ---->>>

We're like a Third World country when it comes to some of our election practices. ---->>>

I thought acknowledging praise meant you were arrogant, but I've learned that knowing your strengths enables you to make use of them. ---->>>

If a critic doesn't think I can act, it's because I'm not acting. That's me - and that's the way I act. ---->>>

If you're not out front defining your vision, your opponent will spend gobs of money to define it for you. ---->>>

On every show that I have been on, I have played myself. ---->>>

People don't trust government, they don't trust Wall Street, they don't trust the church, they don't trust the media. ---->>>

TV likes you to talk about the superficial. ---->>>

Watching 'Scandal' is a fun and exciting guilty pleasure, which is how I imagine most real scandals start out. ---->>>

We have done a poor job educating people about education. Only when we have clarified that can we talk about how best to achieve it. ---->>>

George W. Bush was good as his word. He visited the Gulf states 17 times; went 13 times to New Orleans. Laura Bush made 24 trips. Bush saw that $126 billion in aid was sent to the Gulf's residents, as some members of his own party in Congress balked. ---->>>

I grew up within New Orleans; my greatest concern is rising water. But I think life is a process of moving items from the 'scared of' to the 'not scared of' list. ---->>>

I may not be a trained actor, but I've paid my dues. And I mean that literally. I am a fully dues-paid member of SAG/AFTRA. As a political figure, I've been called a 'card carrying' member of numerous groups that I'm not a member of - and now I'm being called a non-actor when I am literally a card-carrying member of the union for actors. ---->>>

I think it's important in a democracy such as ours that we have multiple sources to get news and information and utilize the media only if we want to get a different opinion. ---->>>

If you rely on the media for your information, to educate yourself about the candidates and what issues are facing the country, then you get just part of the equation. I think it's important that we as citizens of this democracy take the responsibility to get as much information as possible before we go into the voting booth. ---->>>

Look, Congress has allocated more money to finance the upcoming Iraqi elections than it has for the American elections. There's something wrong with that. ---->>>

We are not post-racial. And in many ways we don't even know how to have a conversation about being post-racial. Until we get out of that old-school way of thinking about race and opportunity and the ability to transcend some of the past of this country, then we're going to be stuck in the 20th-century conversation about race. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-15, 1959
Occupation: Politician

Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017. She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000 (wikipedia)