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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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2008 Governor's State of the State speeches


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    from 2008 Governor's State of the State speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Charlie Crist (3) Florida Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Haley Barbour (7) Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Jon Huntsman (4) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Sarah Palin (13) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Steve Beshear (5) Kentucky Democratic Governor
  • Tim Pawlenty (1) Minnesota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Charlie Crist: Florida HOPE taskforce to help victims of housing crisis.
    Steve Beshear: Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall.
    Steve Beshear: Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis.
    Steve Beshear: Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change.
Crime
    Charlie Crist: Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program.
    Sarah Palin: We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement.
Drugs
    Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
Education
    Haley Barbour: Continued large increases in funding higher education.
    Haley Barbour: Spending $8,500 per student is enough--no increase this year.
    Haley Barbour: Extra pay for experienced teachers and for mentoring.
    Sarah Palin: School debate should focus on accountability.
    Sarah Palin: Committed to providing strong education, including morals.
    Sarah Palin: Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical.
Energy & Oil
    Charlie Crist: $200M package for solar, wind, & biofuel from citrus.
    Sarah Palin: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro.
    Sarah Palin: Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs.
Environment
    Sarah Palin: We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing.
Families & Children
    Haley Barbour: Supports dyslexia screening and early childhood education.
Government Reform
    Steve Beshear: Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust.
Health Care
    Tim Pawlenty: Supports market-driven healthcare reform.
    Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
    Sarah Palin: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas.
    Sarah Palin: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies.
    Sarah Palin: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health.
Homeland Security
    Haley Barbour: Defense industry is economic bright spot for MS.
    Sarah Palin: Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom.
Local Issues
    Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values
    Sarah Palin: Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow.
Tax Reform
    Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
    Haley Barbour: Commission to study state tax code & then cut taxes.
    Sarah Palin: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business.
Technology
    Haley Barbour: More funding for highway construction & improvement.
    Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy.


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  • Charlie Crist Florida Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Haley Barbour Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Jon Huntsman Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Sarah Palin Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Steve Beshear Kentucky Democratic Governor
  • Tim Pawlenty Minnesota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)

The above quotations are from 2008 Governor's State of the State speeches.

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