The Second Civil War (1997 TV Movie)
Governor of Idaho: I'm getting tired of all this moral high ground stuff. I prefer rolling around in the muck; you meet more interesting people there.
The President: [after deciding on a deadline that won't interfere with "All My Children"] It was almost half a century ago that another president , Dwight D. Eisenhower, found it necessary to use US troops to enforce the constitutional rights of the US government... If necessary I will do the same. I am therefore declaring a deadline of 67 and a half hours from now...
Alan Manieski: [In news room] 67 and a... WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?
The President: ...by which time the state of Idaho must comply with the constitutional prerogatives of these United States of America as they were delineated by our founding fathers.
Governor of Idaho: [At Idaho Capitol Building] What an asshole.
Jim Kalla: Those whom the Gods destroy, they first make mad.
Mel Burgess: He's closing the borders, people! Thank God for arrogance, lust, and greed or we'd all be doing infomercials.
Chief of Staff: In Florida, only 38 percent are in favor of strong action. Most of them are over the age of 75; statistically, most of them will be dead by the next election.
Godfrey: I came across another great line. 'The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.'
Jim Kalla: That is a great line.
Godfrey: The poets. Nobody pays enough attention to them anymore.
Mel Burgess: Where's the White House? Do we still have a White House, or is Tokyo foreclosed on it?
Governor of Idaho: Politics is just another form of sex.
Mel Burgess: Stop with the college debate, will you? We're news, emotions happen outside!
Militia Leader: Sure, you can use our bedroom. It's down the hall; turn left at the rocket launcher.
Jack Buchan: This president is going to end up as confused as a goat on Astroturf if we're not careful.
The President: Since when does a soap opera control the future of the country?...
Vinnie Franko: Where I come from, guys who own drug stores don't drive around in tanks.
Jim Kalla: I rode the buses back in the 60s to bring people together. Seems pretty unfashonable nowadays.
Kenya Nkomo: Your wife - she's Jewish, ain't she?
Jim Kalla: You know, I've forgotten what she is. All I know... is that we met on the back of a bus.
Governor of Idaho: She's pregnant. I'm gonna be a father. And if it's a boy, we're gonna name it... Juan Pablo Farley!
Mel Burgess: The country is falling apart. We don't need exclamation marks.
Mel Burgess: What are you getting unraveled for? We're inside, not outside!
NewsNet Assistant: You don't get it, do you, Mel? It's all outside now.