In February 2003, I signed a three-year contract with MSNBC to host a talk show. Having recently decided not to run again for governor of Minnesota, I was still a pretty hot commodity. The show was originally scheduled for an hour, four nights a week.
I think a person who is disabled should be disabled by no act of their own. If you become disabled because of alcoholism, drugs, or things of that nature, I do not think those conditions qualify someone to be called disabled. I think those conditions result from personal decisions.
My children were attacked by the Minnesota media when I was governor.
Is it government’s job to make up for someone’s mistakes?
It’s convenient how everyone who supports waterboarding and torture, or “enhanced interrogation techniques” as they like to call it, have never experienced it themselves. Yet everyone who has, myself included, are firmly against it.
I don’t want protectionist feelings in Congress to stand in the way of progress for Minnesota,
If I could be reincarnated as a fabric, I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.
The news used to be to report facts and allow you to make the decision.
I think that when Americans go to vote, states should not list what party the candidates are affiliated with. That would require voters to actually think and get to know a candidate instead of voting for their favorite gang. ‘Oh, this guy is a Republican, so he must be good.’
We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it’s not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We’re not free — if we were, we’d allow people their freedom. Prohibiting something doesn’t make it go away. Prostitution is criminal, and bad things happen because it’s run illegally by dirt-bags...
A crime is a crime, regardless of what collar you wear.
I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government’s business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
My father used to always say to me that, you know, if a guy goes out to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, they’ll give him 10 years, but a guy can do white-collar crime and steal the money of thousands and he’ll get probation and a slap on the wrist.
We’re both very well aware that it’s naturally going to be those middle voters who will determine the [presidential] election, … I mean, the vice president’s a bright man. He understands that. Naturally, he has to focus on the independent voter. The independent voter determines who wins. I’m more pleased about the fact that we’re...