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You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
Sometimes it is better to begin the journey, to get under way, then it is to sit back and wait until such time that you're convinced that all conditions are perfect and that there'll be no surprises along the route.
Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
I had made a decision early on that we were going to do the right things and that if they worked we were going to be very successful. And if for some reason they didn't, all the claims and the protestations and the excuses wouldn't make any difference.
Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work.
Redistricting is one of the purest actions a legislative body can take.
I don't put labels on myself.
I've gone from being one of the youngest governors to now the longest consecutive serving governor in the country.
I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive branch and in each case I felt it was important we use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest.
Very few charter schools are being created in some of the best school districts in the state. If you're an educational innovator, that isn't where the greatest need is.
Manufacturers employ more than 14 million Americans doing what Americans do best, making things, building things, transforming raw materials into finished products.
We have broken the cycle of dependency. People have found out they're better off working.
And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents.
As governor, I learned the importance of having an agenda.
Believe me, I'm not going to try to get into testing.
I think we've got outstanding teaching in Michigan classrooms.
I'm a compassionate conservative.
I care about the children of Detroit.
I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
I expect my next job to be outside government.
I have an old saying that the harder I work, the luckier I get.
I just have a position that any child that's in a failing school should be able to get out, or be in a position to have that school fixed.
I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay. I go to visit.
I wish we could have acted quicker on Detroit or other failing schools.
I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he's off to a terrific start.
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