I don't think we can depend on Congress. In the American political system - we have been brought up to believe that the American political system works beautifully; it is democratic; Congress represents us; the President is elected, he represents us - it doesn't work that way.
I really think what's happening to the American political system is that it has been reduced to a system of self-perpetuation for the people in it. And they view security for themselves as always needing things to be done.
The American political system is a giant bureaucracy.
What is the pope doing inserting himself - he's the Vicar of Christ. He is the worldwide leader of the Catholic faith. What is he doing inserting himself into the American political system this way? That to me is the larger question.
I just didn't understand the American political system, and I felt really stupid about that.
With all its faults, the American political system is the freest and most democratic in the world.
The American political system is not good at trading sacrifice now to prevent crises later.
In the American political system, you're only allowed to have real ideas if it's absolutely guaranteed that you can't win an election
The American political system is so porous, it's so open, it's so frustrating for those who are trying to make policy.
If sexual intercourse, as the poets tell us, began in 1963, it was another decade and a half before the American political system began to take notice.
The American political system is like fast food - mushy, insipid, made out of disgusting parts of things and everybody wants some.
Every time Bush talks about trust it makes chills run up and down my spine. The way he has trampled on the truth is a travesty of the American political system.
It would seem that the Watergate story from beginning to end could be used as a primer on the American political system.
I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China.
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