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A few people tried to make me feel better by telling me the Federal Marriage Amendment really wasn't a big deal.
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A natural rivalry tends to develop between the campaign and White House staffs.
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After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much.
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After the first presidential debate, I received a lot of attention, not all of it welcome.
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As a kid, I just assumed that everyone walked door to door asking for votes, passed out campaign buttons.
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At first glance, my dad seemed like an odd choice for vice president.
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Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
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Campaigning in Wyoming is politics at its most retail level. It's done one voter at a time.
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Dad and I watched the latest news reports about the recount with Scooter Libby and Steve Hadley in my parents' hotel room in Austin.
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Dad had said he thought marriage and the legal recognition of relationships was a matter for individual states to decide. He made it clear that he personally did not support the Federal Marriage Amendment.
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Dad's made it very clear that he won't be running for office again.
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Dad's speech was the first real red meat of the convention, and the audience couldn't get enough.
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Dad's the cook in the family, and a pretty good one, too.
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Early numbers are always wrong.
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Even though we were young, Liz and I never passed up an opportunity to win one more vote for our dad.
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Every dollar a campaign spends on travel is a dollar it doesn't get to spend on advertising, polling, or getting out the vote.
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Everyone deals with the stresses of the road differently.
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From our perspective, we're already married. She's the person I want to spend my life with.
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Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids.
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Heather and I decided we were going to be pretty low-key at the convention.
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Heather was not thrilled with the idea of herself and our private life being pushed into the public eye, but she is calm, steady, and generous of spirit.
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Heather, my partner, is a smart, warm, funny, and incredibly private person.
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How many times did I hear John Kerry proclaim that if he'd been president, the United States would have captured Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora?
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I always knew that there was something that made me different, and by the time I was in high school, I understood what it was.
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I believed that George W. Bush was the best candidate to lead the United States.
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I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado.
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I can't be sure why the Kerry campaign targeted me. Whatever the reason, I was furious.
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I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
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I don't remember any protests about the Gulf War after graduation. Even on college campuses, they ran out of steam pretty quickly.
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I greatly admire the skills and abilities of professional campaign consultants.
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I had mixed feelings while I was up there waving at the crowd. I knew it was the end of my Dad's last campaign, and therefore, the end of my last one, too.
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I had to admit I'd pretty much failed at the whole low-profile thing.
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I knew that this was going to be the World Series, the Stanley Cup, the Triple Crown of political experiences.
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I love my father. I don't want to be a distraction.
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I love my sister very much. She is an incredibly talented, smart, and impressive individual, but she had never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner in her life.
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I needed to decide if I could continue working for a President who wanted to write discrimination into the Constitution.
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I ran Vice Presidential Operations for the Bush-Cheney campaign because I love and believe so strongly in my father.
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I realized that remaining anonymous might not be quite as easy as I had thought.
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I thought Dad would be an excellent Vice President and that it would be exciting to be part of the national campaign.
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I was amazed at the way the justices fired questions at the attorneys. I'd never watched oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court before.
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I was happy and excited that we won, but I was also sad that the campaign was over. It had been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
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I was looking forward to watching Dad take on John Edwards in the vice presidential debate.
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I was very happy with the way it was: living quietly in the mountains of Colorado and looking forward to starting business school in the fall.
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I'd rather not be known as the Vice President's lesbian daughter.
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I'm not sure when I first knew that I was gay.
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I've never seen anyone associated with the White House or either of the campaigns slight my dad.
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In 1978, there was only one television station in Wyoming, which meant that local radio was crucial.
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In eight years together, we had pretty successfully managed to stay out of the spotlight. Heather was not thrilled with our private life being in the public eye.
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In the 1980s, there weren't a lot of role models for gay teenagers.
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It never occurred to me that the moderator, Bob Schieffer, might ask if homosexuality was a choice.
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It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.
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It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school.
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It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate.
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It would take a very special candidate to get me to give up a year or two of my life to work for them. I don't think I'm cut out for that.
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It's always better to deliver the news yourself rather than allow your boss to be surprised.
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John Edwards is a former personal injury lawyer who managed to win a seat in the United States Senate by spending more than $6 million out of his own pocket.
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John Kerry didn't out me, nor did he offend or attack me by calling me a lesbian. I certainly couldn't be offended by the truth.
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John Kerry should have picked Dick Gephardt to be his running mate.
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Just about every town in Wyoming has an annual parade, often in connection with the local rodeo.
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Life would be so much harder if I had to lie about who I was.
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Media coverage of John Edwards often focused on his looks and his hair-and the candidate seemed pretty aware of them himself.
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My dad had a philosophy for dealing with hostile media: Don't waste time or resources on them.
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My dad had studied Joe Lieberman's debating style and seen someone who was very good at using humor to attack his opponent.
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My dad was working out on the treadmill when Governor Bush called and officially asked him to be his running mate.
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My father's first run for public office was about as far as you could get from a presidential campaign. The family piled into a rented Winnebago, with Grandpa driving.
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My first political memory is a sweet one.
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My parents moved to Washington, D.C., a few months before I was born so that my dad, then a graduate student, could accept a fellowship to study the Congress.
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My parents were completely encouraging.
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No matter how bad the hotel room is, unless it involves bedbugs, it somehow seems tolerable.
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Not being a page freed up quite a bit of time in my schedule. I was 19, the legal drinking age in New Orleans was 18, and Bourbon Street was within walking distance of the hotel. It was a great convention.
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Our first indication that something might be going on in Florida was when we saw Mary Matalin on CNN.
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Political reporters spend a great deal of time analyzing the gender gap-the fact that women historically favor Democratic candidates while men tend to support Republicans.
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The ban hadn't prevented gays and lesbians from joining the armed forces. It forced them to hide their sexual orientation. It was a bad policy.
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The candidate always needs to have his hands free so he can shake hands, wave at supporters, or pose for pictures.
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The exit polls were wrong in 2000, and they were going to be proven wrong in 2004.
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The first election night I remember worrying about was in 1976, the year Jimmy Carter ran against Gerald Ford.
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The most important advantage to being an incumbent is that you are there when history happens.
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The motorcade for a presidential nominee is an impressive sight: a long line of dark cars, flashing lights, sirens, and enough weapons to start, or stop, a small war.
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The only problem was that the media wouldn't stop calling. The only person I was tempted to call back was Ellen DeGeneres. I was a fan.
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The reason I came to work here is because I knew several other lesbians who were very happy here.
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The vice presidential candidate tends to be a bit of an afterthought.
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There are millions of gay people in the United States, including well-known celebrities.
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There were so many editorials about my sexual orientation that I started to wonder if my name had been changed and no one had bothered to tell me.
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We all assumed that Vice President Gore would contest the certification.
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We can make sexual orientation a non-issue for the Republican Party, and we can help achieve equality for all gay and lesbian Americans.
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When the 2000 campaign was over, I went back to business school.
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While we might not always agree on matters of policy, he has always been a loving a supportive father.
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Without a doubt, the most persistent reporter was Diane Sawyer.
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You can't anticipate every possible situation that will arise on the campaign trail.
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