Jennifer Granholm Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Jennifer Granholm Quotes and Sayings

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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    California is beautiful to look at, but you can't be a part of it like you can in Michigan. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    Don't mistake niceness for weakness. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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 It's just such an old, outdated conversation. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    If the person at the wheel refuses to ask for directions, it is time for a new driver. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    If you are tired of partisanship over patriotism, you need to vote for a change in direction. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    Obviously we want to keep the jobs we've got. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    We have gasoline at $2 a gallon. If that doesn't drive demand, I don't know what will. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    We need to continue to make the case that Michigan is where you ought to be. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    We're on the cusp, on the brink, of enormous change in this country. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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    When you get to the extremes there is, sometimes, just the need where you have to stand up. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF
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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. Jennifer Granholm | Refcard PDF






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