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By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I don't think there are any rude questions.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Helen Thomas

George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Don't let the politicians chip away at the New Deal and the Great Society programs like Social Security and Medicare, that puts a floor beyond which the elderly, the sick, the powerless do not starve or lack for medicine or shelter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants...The Washington press corps has the privilege of asking the president of the United States what he is doing and why.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

I wrote that President Bush is passing on to President-elect Obama two wars and an economic debacle. I call it a depression. And he is arming Israel against the Palestinians in every way in Gaza.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

The presidential news conference is indispensable because it is the only forum in our society where you can be questioned on a regular basis and held accountable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

When you're in the news business, you always expect the unexpected.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I'm decrepit but I don't want to give up, and I love my work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I'll tell you how I handle stress. I say-This too shall pass. You've got to try to stay cool and admit when you're wrong, and tell them when you're right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

I think that presidents deserve to be questioned. Maybe irreverently, most of the time. Bring 'em down a size. You see a president, ask a question. You have one chance in the barrel. Don't blow it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

I think Obama is handling his image very well, but I think he lacks boldness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the media could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

In Plains, I saw Jimmy Carter as he really is - a nice, decent man... in terms of compassionate contribution to society, he certainly has proven to be our best past president.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I love my work, and I think that I was so lucky to pick a profession where it's a joy to go to work every day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

Q: What do Jesus and Nicole Brown Simpson have in common? A: They were both killed by the Joooooooose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Every President hates the Press.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I can remember the morning after President Nixon won re-election in 1972. His chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, called a Cabinet meeting and told the members: 'You are all a bunch of burned-out volcanoes;' and asked for their resignations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Get the hell out of Palestine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I covered two presidents, LBJ and Nixon, who could no longer convince, persuade, or govern, once people had decided they had no credibility, but we seem to be more tolerant now of what I think we should not tolerate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Anybody who runs for public office today has got to know his life or her life will be an open book. I've decided that if you want to run for public office you have to decide at the age of 5 and live accordingly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I never thought about heaven per se. I think when you're dead, you're dead. If anything happens after that, you just hope you don't go to hell.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Helen Thomas

You don't spread democracy with a barrel of a gun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

Maybe the Jefferson case will give members of Congress second thoughts the next time they get ready to legislate away the rights of ordinary Americans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I covered Kennedy when she was three years old and the darling daughter of President Kennedy who doted on her and whose mother did everything to protect her from the prying press.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I had a lot of fun bantering back and forth with Kennedy. But for ease and comfort, it would be Gerald Ford. He was a down-home type. I came from the Midwest and he came from the Midwest. He was nonaggressive and kindly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

You're only as good as your last story.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

We got the vote, which we should've been born with, in 1920. Everything we've had to struggle for - it's ridiculous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

I've always felt privileged to cover the White House and to have that ringside seat to history

By Anonym 20 Sep

Helen Thomas

You cannot criticize Israel in this country (USA) and survive

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

American journalism's crazy old aunt in the attic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly has been disturbed over what he sees as the erosion of presidential powers since the Watergate scandal and has urged Bush to take a stronger stand against what Cheney sees as congressional intrusions into the executive branch.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

This is the worst President ever. He [George W. Bush] is the worst President in all of American history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

I think I'll work all my life. When you're having fun, why stop having fun?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

People will never know how hard it is to get information, especially if it's locked up behind official doors where, if politicians had their way, they'd stamp 'top secret' on the color of the walls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

If we lose our title of "land of the free," what have we got?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I got into the Kennedy White House because at the time I was president of the Women's National Press Club, and they assigned me to cover the early days of the Kennedy campaign. Jackie especially. Everyone was interested in the family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the 'smoking gun' tape of June 23, 1972, that revealing the Watergate cover up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

I'm a liberal, I was born a liberal, I'll be one 'til I die, what else should a reporter be when you see so much and when we have such great privilege and access to the truth?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that's what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

President Bush has asserted the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on any American without a warrant in the name of fighting terrorism. He has asserted presidential power beyond stated constitutional rights, and there is no Republican gutsy enough to call his hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Helen Thomas

Every president thinks that all information that comes to the White House is their private preserve after they all promise an open administration on the campaign trail, but some are more secretive than others. Some want to lock down everything.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

We are the only institution in our society that can question a president on a regular basis and make him accountable. Otherwise, he could be king.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Helen Thomas

Life is too short to drink the house wine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

We've got to break through the wall of secrecy. It's America's fate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Thomas

The United States has tried for years to live down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's order during World War II to move Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to inland detention camps on grounds that they might be disloyal.