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You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name. ---->>>

My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers. ---->>>

I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down. ---->>>

The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.

The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.

I don't like to practice ahead of time what I'm going to say. ---->>>

I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy. ---->>>

I do believe in the power of prayer. ---->>>

I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research. ---->>>

If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up? ---->>>

President Reagan's one-liners were terrific. ---->>>

See that's a goal that I think it's very good in the debate to find out who the person is. ---->>>

The bottom line as far as I was concerned was presenting to the public who Gerry Ferraro was. ---->>>

But I do think its necessary to have debates. ---->>>

I didn't look very sensitive and they didn't know me very well. ---->>>

I don't consider myself a survivor; that's someone who has gone through something terrible. ---->>>

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control. ---->>>

Vice president - it has such a nice ring to it! ---->>>

What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion. ---->>>

For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we're going to be facing into the future. ---->>>

And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through. ---->>>

But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets. ---->>>

And it was, it was not beating George Bush, believe it or not, the bottom line as far as I was concerned was introducing to the public who Gerry Ferraro was. ---->>>

We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually - on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service. ---->>>

People who live through transplants or disasters like Sept. 11 are survivors. ---->>>

I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way. ---->>>

I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress. ---->>>

If you ask me a question, don't tell me what the question is in advance, 'cause I'd rather not know. ---->>>

We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan. ---->>>

You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-26, 1935
Birthplace:
Die: 03-26, 2011
Occupation: Politician
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Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. In 1984, she was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Ferraro grew up in New York City and worked as a public school teacher before training as a lawyer (wikipedia)