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A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal.
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As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry.
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California has a beautiful coastline. It can be a rough coastline. The waves are huge. The rocks are steep. Same thing in Vancouver. It has a beautiful coastline. It's dramatic.
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California is beautiful to look at, but you can't be a part of it like you can in Michigan.
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Don't mistake niceness for weakness.
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From a reality perspective, I'm sure part of that is true, but this is the largest blackout in U.S. history. If that is not a signal that we have got a problem that needs to be fixed, I don't know what is.
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I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
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I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation.
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I will have a hybrid vehicle and hopefully it can be a model for others contemplating driving fuel-efficient vehicles.
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I've, we have in this state, like many other states, we're experiencing an enormous budget deficit that we're trying to grapple with. But we will have progress despite the deficits.
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If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver.
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If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress. And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs.
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If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction.
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My natural preference is to work in a bipartisan fashion and to see how much you can achieve despite the challenges.
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Obviously we want to keep the jobs we've got.
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So we just hope that all of these governors who are grappling will be able to provide the basic services to our citizens and not have to cut things that really are painful.
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That's one of the most exciting things about Michigan's future. We need to, we must capitalize on our alternative-energy vehicles that we can produce right here.
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The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.
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The Clinton administration brought 65 cases from 1995 to 2000 before the World Trade Organization. The Bush administration has brought twelve. Twelve cases. They haven't even been able to stand up for our jobs.
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The whole purpose was to say that it doesn't have to be a zero sum. It's not the environment or jobs. You can have both. You can help the auto industry achieve that if you have investment in plants.
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The world has changed dramatically in the last five years, so much so that we can't just assume it's going to rebound.
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There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate.
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There is no reason why, with the huge potential for market out there in the world for fuel-efficient vehicles, we can't be the cutting edge for change.
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There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough.
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To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam.
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We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send whatever assistance is requested of us, and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state.
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We aren't leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export.
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We have gasoline at $2 a gallon. If that doesn't drive demand, I don't know what will.
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We need to continue to make the case that Michigan is where you ought to be.
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We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire.
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We went to a small lake, Bass Lake. It was beautiful. It was perfectly still when we got there in the morning. The fog was lifting off the water. It was just magical. And we did catch some fish, 13 fish.
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We're on the cusp, on the brink, of enormous change in this country.
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We've got this great possibility for wind energy here, too. We've got the kinds of energy sources that are renewable.
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We've got this proposal which has been languishing in the legislature, the Water Legacy Act, which is derived from a Republican task force on protecting the Great Lakes. Yet nothing has been done on it.
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Well, clearly, for me in the immediate future, it is grappling, like so many other governors are grappling, with the economic woes of these states. We were all hoping to see some federal relief.
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When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up.
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With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job.
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With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future.
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You know, the governors are where the river meets the road. We are the ones who face this it the citizen whose say, I don't care who owns the transmission grid, or I don't care who's responsible. Well, they do care who's responsible, but they do want to know most of all, are we going to fix it?
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