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"I'd like to get into the National Guard." - Dan Quayle

"I give extraordinary attention to military active duty, reserve and National Guard, and their families." - Sanford Bishop

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"The White House released documents it claims validates the president's (National Guard) service ... When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush's nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard's National Guard. That's the National Guard's National Guard, an Army of None." - Jon Stewart

"Kerry is saying that Bush never showed up for his national guard duty ... and now Bush is on the attack. He's accusing John Kerry of ducking time in the national guard by hiding out in the jungles of Vietnam." - Jay Leno

"In Louisiana, President Bush met with over 15,000 National Guard troops. Here's the weird part, nobody remembers seeing him there." - Craig Kilborn

"I don't know how many people have ever seen the National Guard break in somewhere, but they mean business." - Ozzie Smith

"Oregonians aren't the only ones who recognize the extraordinary service and sacrifice of their state's National Guard." - Ron Wyden

"The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment. Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves." - Dianne Feinstein

"Boeing is working on an invisible fighter jet so nobody can see who's flying it. Didn't George Bush fly this in the National Guard, I believe?" - Craig Kilborn

"Nobody cared about the riot until they thought it might spill into their nice neighborhoods. Then they got scared and called the National Guard." - Snoop Dogg

"[James vowed again to] use the National Guard and state troopers to prevent the removal [of Judge Roy Moore's Commandments display]." - Fob James

"National Guard soldiers, as you know, give up their jobs, their time with their family, make sacrifices to make sure this country is safe." - Todd Tiahrt

"The current use of the National Guard is wrong... These are men who did not sign up to go occupy foreign nations." - Jesse Ventura

"Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then." - Larry David

"I can't say enough about the tremendous work the Missouri National Guard has done as part of our military efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries." - Jay Nixon

"George W. had a plan. He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas, which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam." - Peter Jennings

"Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything." - Proverbs

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone

"These are national problems that require national solutions." - Thomas Menino

"National honor is the national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"The British are coming, the British are coming! Mr. President! We need the National Guard! We need as many men as you can spare because we are killing the Patriots! So call the dogs off! Send the National Guard, please! They need emergency help! Please! Help!" - Shannon Sharpe

"Baseball is our national game." - Calvin Coolidge

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"Vote in a national election." - Bill Vaughan

"Imagine the National Guard being called against a group of peaceful people. How far can we get; how disgraceful can it become? It's the most disgraceful, the most wicked thing I've seen in all my years of organizing farm labor." - Cesar Chavez

"John Kerry said today he wants to debate President Bush once a month. Hey good luck, if Bush couldn't make it to the National Guard once a month, he's not going to show up for this." - Jay Leno

"The White House has now released military documents that they say prove George Bush met his requirements for the National Guard. Big deal, we've got documents that prove Al Gore won the election." - Jay Leno

"President Bush stopped off at a bass pro fishing store to pick up a fishing reel, some line and some rubber worms. He's going to disappear and go fishing. So he must think he's back in the National Guard." - Jay Leno

"American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves." - Rosa Delauro

"[about sex and being married] It's like being the National Guard, we may not be seeing as much action as the front line, but we are living to fight another day." - Jeff Foxworthy

"The guy's a war hero. He's not a coward like George Bush. He didn't duck into a Champagne unit in the Texas Air National Guard and disappear like George Bush." - Mike Malloy

"I realize that was becoming a contradiction in terms, especially after my friend Alison Krauss was shot and killed in Kent State in 1970 on campus by the National Guard." - Surya Das

"The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election." - Gerald Ford

"Personally, in my home, the district in central New York, the Air National Guard base, not 5 years ago, the commandant came through and said, This is one of the sorriest looking bases I have ever seen." - Jim Walsh

"Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days." - Thomas P M Barnett

"Two new reports indicate that, under Bush, the Army is overstretched and under enormous strain. The National Guard and reserves have been weakened and we are experiencing numerous recruiting problems." - Jim Clyburn

"1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves." - Rosa Delauro

"The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election." - Gerald R Ford

"Because of my own family's service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York National Guard), I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars." - Camille Paglia

"When they return home from serving our country, our National Guard and Reserve members shouldn't have to be confronted with red tape in order to access the benefits they've earned fighting for our country." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years." - Kit Bond

"I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job." - Kit Bond

"For weeks after 9/11 you could smell the dust and pulverised concrete in New York, and the National Guard came in, so there was a military presence on the streets. It was intense. Overwhelming. Heartbreaking." - Mark Boal

"Homeland defense doesn't generate any force requirements beyond having enough National Guard to save lives in natural disasters and to baby-sit nuclear power plants on Code Red days." - Thomas Pm Barnett

"As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years." - Christopher Bond

"U.S. has been trying to encourage Iraq to pass a law that would provide money and training and weapons for a Sunni national guard that could be effective in places like Ramadi, like Mosul" - David Ignatius

"The coffers are full of money and equipment for the Ferguson Police and the Missouri National Guard to put down a potential uprising, but no money for actually uplifting the people of Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri and around the nation." - Jesse Jackson

"While the recent addition of the National Guard providing a support role manning computers and cameras has allowed more Border Patrol agents to work the field, more agents are still needed." - Timothy Murphy

"When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union." - Sonny Perdue

"During the aftermath of Katrina, National Guard troops were positioned on every block to establish a sense of safety and source of help for the people in need. They did not leave communities until people were safe and sound." - Russel Honore

"The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation's governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters." - Russel Honore

"The big story now is that President Bush is coming under attack for his service in the National Guard. The White House said, 'no no,' that they have payroll records to show that he served in the National Guard. But today, the commanding officers can't remember seeing Bush between May and October of '72. President Bush said, 'Remember me? I'm the drunk guy. Remember me?'" - Jay Leno

"We should raise the national minimum wage." - Hillary Clinton

"National League umpires wear inside chest protesters." - Jerry Coleman

"No one can undermine national unity." - Ivica Dacic

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato Kaelin

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"Guard your good mood." - Meryl Streep

"And don't you let your guard down for a second because you think anything's inevitable." - Suzanne Collins

"I see the Judge enthroned; the flaming guard: The volume open'd - open'd every heart!" - Edward Young

"Faithfully guard your reputation." - Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

"Because being comfortable meant she might lower her guard, and she could not let that happen." - Nicholas Sparks

"It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love." - Proverbs

"You saw on your TV what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The Reserves or National Guard are usually the people we use for those national emergencies. They weren't here, they were over in Iraq, and so we were less protected." - Joseph Stiglitz

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment." - Christopher Bond

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment." - Kit Bond

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Modest about our national pride - and inordinately proud of our national modesty." - Ian Hislop

"Political power means the capacity to regulate national life through national representatives." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." - Alexander Hamilton

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV." - Michael Lewis

"Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions." - Luke the Evangelist

"To say I'm an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair." - Tina Fey

"Magicians guard an empty safe." - Jim Steinmeyer

"He frosted under heavy guard." - Suzanne Collins

"When you let the wolves guard the hen house, there's bound to be a few chicken dinners." - James St James

"Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone." - Michael Anti

"Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche." - Stephen Colbert

"The Christian religion and National Socialist doctrines are not compatible." - Martin Bormann

"It's the 'National Enquirer' for the ad people" - Joe Sedelmaier

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin." - James Cook

"Some mythological fat asswipe drives our national economy." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I will open an era of grand national unity." - Park Geunhye

"We'll never see national shows with 45 shares again." - Drew Carey

"We must make children and families a national priority." - Robert Casey

"I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association." - Howard Dean

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park." - Donella Meadows

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyssinquart

"Will I obliterate national debt? Sure, why not?" - Pat Paulsen

"Admit it America - 2008 was our national 'oops' moment!" - Rick Perry

"I think the National League has better biorhythms in July." - Earl Weaver

"Both on an individual and a national scale, debt imprisons." - Tom Hodgkinson

"I'd give my life to be the national team coach." - Diego Maradona

"The Bush campaign for re-election has officially begun. They're actually running television commercials. Have you seen any of the television commercials? In one of the commercials, you see George Bush for thirty seconds. In another commercial, you get to see George Bush for sixty seconds - kind of like his stint in the National Guard." - David Letterman

"The axe and saw are insanely busy, chips are flying thick as snowflakes, and every summer thousands of acres of priceless forests, with their underbrush, soil, springs, climate, scenery, and religion, are vanishing away in clouds of smoke, while, except in the national parks, not one forest guard is employed." - John Muir

"The White House has finally found one guy that kinda remembers serving with President Bush in the National Guard. Now they just need to find someone who remembers Bush working on an economic plan. ... I think the White House spent more money looking for this guy than finding weapons of mass destruction." - Jay Leno

"There's this huge controversy over the fact that President Bush apparently received credit for National Guard service in Alabama in '72 and '73 even though his commanding officers are saying he never reported. I think what's even more disturbing is that he received enough credits to graduate from Yale." - Jay Leno

"As John Kerry sails toward the Democratic nomination, new questions are emerging about President Bush's service in the National Guard, like where he was for six months in 1972 and why he refused to take a routine physical. President Bush has vowed to get to the bottom of this right after Election Day." - Craig Kilborn

"The most effective means of upholding the law is not the State policeman or the marshals or the National Guard. It is you. It lies in your courage to accept those laws with which you disagree as well as those with which you agree." - John F Kennedy

"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there." - Harold H Greene

"The real secrets start leaking out when there are too many secrets because people can't remember what's a real secret. There's a very famous line by National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy: "If you guard your toothbrushes and your diamonds with equal zeal, you'll lose fewer toothbrushes and more diamonds." And that's where we are right now." - Ted Gup

"Freedom and diversity guard each other, and if a country could form the whole of one's character, Napoleon III and Victor Hugo would have been the same person... if national identity means anything, it means something that comes with you wherever you go, and stays with you no matter how long you stay away." - Clive James

"The media will spend weeks going through pay stubs for Bush's National Guard service in Alabama in the waning days of war, but if Kerry tells them exotic tales of covert missions into Cambodia directed by Richard Nixon, they don't even bother to fact-check who was president in December 1968." - Ann Coulter

"Centralized sounds good ... but the reality is that the National Guard and Army don't have the kind of ties with local organizations that ultimately deliver lots of service, your nonprofits, churches, humanitarian organizations. Those types of linkages get built up over time, in local communities." - Peter May

"One day, about the middle of July 1838, one of the carriages, lately introduced to Paris cabstands, and known as Milords, was driving down the Rue de l'Universite, conveying a stout man of middle height in the uniform of a captain of the National Guard." - Honore De Balzac

"Have you ever had any anger about President Bush - who spent his time during the Vietnam War in the National Guard - running, in effect, a campaign that does its best to diminish your service in Vietnam? You have to be at least irritated by that, or have you been?" - Dan Rather

"When it comes to immigration, I have actually put more money, under my administration, into border security than any other administration previously. We've got more security resources at the border - more National Guard, more border guards, you name it - than the previous administration. So we've ramped up significantly the issue of border security." - Barack Obama

"I mean, it [Southern Comfort] is basically a story about the folly of our misadventure into that war, done in the context of these National Guard weekend warriors who wander into a world about which they know nothing and then wind up wreaking havoc on themselves." - Keith Carradine

"Truly 1 percent of this country serves and protects the freedoms of the other 99 percent of us, so many of us don't have that connection. Fortunately, Jill Biden does. She's a blue-star mom. Their son was in the National Guard - or is in the - in - is a Reservist." - Michelle Obama

"Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?" - Jeff Gannon

"The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'" - Harold H Greene

"You have to understand the Newark Riots - a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops - a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents." - Cory Booker

"Sitting on the House Armed Services Committee is a great responsibility and an opportunity to represent not only the thousands of veterans in the 33rd Congressional District of Texas that I represent in Dallas-Fort Worth, but also the active-duty men and women of our armed forces, national guard and reserve components." - Marc Veasey

"I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there." - Lynn Westmoreland

"But I have to say I'm incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there's not many races where I've honestly left the track feeling that we've executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class." - Dan Wheldon

"I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War." - Larry David

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"America is the sum of all our journeys as we search for our national community and our national culture." - Paul Tsongas

"Wouldn't it be great if our national news media had standards as high as the National Football League's?" - Rush Limbaugh

"The faulty stands on his guard." - George Herbert

"Guard the portals of your mind." - Patricia Mccormick

"Guard your children's free time - from you." - Gretchen Rubin

"Who is to guard the guards themselves?" - Juvenal

"Let the wise guard their thoughts, which are difficult to perceive, extremely subtle, and wander at will. Thought which is well guarded is the bearer of happiness." - Buddha

"And when again it's morning, they" ll wash away. Here it's safe, here it's warm Here the daisies guard you from every harm" - Suzanne Collins

"Virtue's a stronger guard than brass." - Edmund Waller

"Virtue's guard is labor; ease, her sleep." - Torquato Tasso

"You did not bring down two of the royal guard in an unceremonious heap because the woman in the middle tripped." - Laurell K Hamilton

"But who will guard the guardians themselves?" - Juvenal

"Thoughts are like arrows: once released, they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim." - Proverbs

"Never anger made good guard for itself." - William Shakespeare

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." - George Washington

"I'm always on my guard now." - Kevin Pietersen

"This isn't the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock-I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie." - John Ratzenberger

"What they are planning for us; sex, religion, money in the New World Order. Which is more corrupt? The liberal media or the multi-national corporations? Why truly big money wants your children to try drugs, even while they campaign to discourage these evils. How the brilliant scientists have come up with the proven methods to destroy your family. All you have to do is let your guard down." - Hans von Seeckt

"Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me - sports... basketball. I use it because you're naive if you don't see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket... and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN." - Sarah Palin

"After 9/11, I went to work with Republican mayor, governor and president to rebuild New York and to get health care for our first responders who were suffering because they had run toward danger and gotten sickened by it. Hundreds of thousands of National Guard and Reserve members have health care because of work that I did, and children have safer medicines because I was able to pass a law that required the dosing to be more carefully done." - Hillary Clinton

"They are having a panel look into the intelligence failures in Iraq. It is a seven-person panel and it will include Senator John McCain, but the findings from this panel will not be issued until after the election. President Bush says the commission can go off and report back in a year, you know, the same way it works in the Texas National Guard." - Bill Maher

"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion." - Stephen Harper

"They're still a subject beholden to special interests, but at least they have a national constituency. At least they have to think about national majorities." - Mark Shields

"Now, the education of our children is of national concern, and if they are not educated properly, it is a national calamity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"It is, in other words, time for a national oil change. That is apparent to anyone who has looked at our national dipstick." - Al Gore



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