Paul Newman’s politics in his words, with video tribute on political blogging starring this truly American hero:

If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.

Gather the troops inside the wall and storm the gates. Young people are the real hope for change in this area. It may take some time, but it will happen.

The only way we can give our children the best education in the world and prepare them for the next century is by funding the programs that serve them.

Building weapons that we don’t need, don’t work, and aren’t necessary, and have no mission—that’s not bad politics, that’s robbery.

Just because you come up against a wall doesn’t mean you quit. I think, little by little, people are beginning to understand there’s a lot of pork out there, in almost every area.

About fifty cents out of every discretionary dollar spent by Congress now go to the Pentagon budget, while just six cents go to educating our children and four cents go to health care. That’s too much for Pentagon defense contractors and too little for our children’s education and our families’ health care.

I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.

[brainyquote, evancarmichael.com]