Born: November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. (May 6, 2012)
All politics is local. All politics is personal. In the neighborhood where I come from, where these folks come from, everybody knows they’ve got to chip in. What they don’t like is turning around and finding they are being played for a sucker.
[on Republicans in Congress] These guys wouldn’t even let us put back to work 400,000 teachers, firefighters and cops by a 0.5% tax on the first dollar after the first million you made. C’mon, man.
[observation, January 2013] There is nothing that has pricked the consciousness of the American people more than the image people have of…
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