Alphonse D'Amato

(Alfonse Marcello D'Amato)

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... a fool Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
...a blue blood, a snob Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
[Referring to constituent services:] It's not the stuff that makes great news, but it's life and death to the people involved. Miscellaneous
Abuse is getting people preferential treatment when they're not entitled to it. Getting them something they're entitled to, fighting for it, that's me, all the way. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Can you make me some money? Corruption
Do you know what it takes to get a good piece of legislation passed ... one that everyone agrees on? The egos. The turf battles.... It's incredible. Legislating & Legislative Process
Government should not deny to any of its citizens that which it gives to other citizens. Discrimination & Prejudice
I give special consideration to everybody. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I helped my cousin get a HUD house. Well, if you didn’t help your cousin, who would you help? Corruption
I make sure that New York gets more than its fair share. Patronage & Pork Barrel
I part with them because they believe that their values are the only acceptable set of values and should be imposed by the government. Miscellaneous
I’m going to come back to you so you can protect your investment. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If she were a man, I would have knocked her flat. Instead I whispered to her, 'Liz, you are as ugly on the inside as you are on the outside.' Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It's hard to tell whether [Attorney General] Janet Reno is engaged in a cover-up or she's merely incompetent. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Little Jappies …. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The captains of the [political] system become the captives of the system. Political Parties & Machines
The military is afraid to get into this war [on drugs] because it's a tough one. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
There is something inherently wrong with having to pay a bank to give you your own money. Business, Commerce & Finance
What planet are you on? Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
What the Serbs are doing is an international crime. What the world is not doing is also an international crime. Miscellaneous