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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

2008 CBS News presidential interviews with Katie Couric

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2008 CBS News interviews (number of quotes indicated):
  • Barack Obama (11)
  • Joe Biden (6)
  • John McCain (4)
  • Sarah Palin (18)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
   Joe Biden: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
   Joe Biden: Roe v. Wade is as close to a consensus as we can get.
   Sarah Palin: Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy.
   Sarah Palin: Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate.
Budget & Economy
   Sarah Palin: We should not reward poor financial decisions.
   Sarah Palin: McCain’s experience makes him best judge in economic crisis.
Civil Rights
   Sarah Palin: I’m a feminist; equal rights for women.
   Sarah Palin: Equal pay for equal work; but not Ledbetter Act.
   Joe Biden: Supreme Court wrong to deny federalization of wife-beating.
Energy & Oil
   Barack Obama: Rebate checks instead of gas tax holiday.
Foreign Policy
   Sarah Palin: When Putin rears his head he goes into Alaskan airspace.
   Sarah Palin: We cannot meet rogue leaders without conditions.
   Sarah Palin: Would not second guess Israel if they attack Iran.
   Sarah Palin: Agrees with Reagan that US is “beacon of light” for world.
   Barack Obama: Chairs European subcommittee; could hold Afghanistan hearing.
   Barack Obama: My record on Israel is same as McCain’s.
   Barack Obama: Appropriate for Israel to take out Syrian nuclear reactor.
   Barack Obama: Jerusalem should be capital of Israel, pending final status.
Government Reform
   Joe Biden: Countries without state-church separation are in turmoil.
   Sarah Palin: Many Supreme Court rulings are better addressed by states.
   Sarah Palin: No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok.
   Sarah Palin: McCain is maverick who wants to reform government.
Homeland Security
   Sarah Palin: Pakistani people & leaders want to get rid of terrorists.
   Sarah Palin: Fight terrorism to spread democratic ideals in world.
   Barack Obama: Inappropriate to lie to public; just don’t answer questions.
   John McCain: Inappropriate to lie to public; tell Americans what we face.
   Barack Obama: Disrupting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan prevented another 9/11.
   John McCain: Credit Bush, troops, & luck, for not another 9/11.
Principles & Values
   Joe Biden: Models his role on LBJ’s vice presidency.
   Joe Biden: Favorite movie: “Chariots of Fire”, for real heroism.
   Sarah Palin: Admires Geraldine Ferraro & George Bush Sr.
   Sarah Palin: Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”, for underdog tenacity.
   John McCain: Governors Clinton & Reagan were underestimated too.
   Barack Obama: Favorite movie: “The Godfather”, for respect & family.
   John McCain: Favorite movie: “Viva Zapata”, a heroic tale of sacrifice.
War & Peace
   Sarah Palin: Surge needed in Afghanistan; we cannot afford to lose.
   Barack Obama: Situation has improved in Iraq; but it’s still fragile.
   Barack Obama: Surge reduced violence; but distracts us from long-term goal.
   Barack Obama: Engaging in tough diplomacy with Iran is a sign of strength.

The above quotations are from 2008 CBS News presidential interviews with Katie Couric.

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