Quotes by: Ed Rendell

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Ed Rendell
45th Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 21, 2003 – January 18, 2011
Lieutenant Catherine Baker Knoll
Joe Scarnati
Preceded by Mark Schweiker
Succeeded by Tom Corbett
General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
September 25, 1999 – February 3, 2001
Serving with Joe Andrew
Preceded by Roy Romer
Succeeded by Terry McAuliffe (Chairman)
96th Mayor of Philadelphia
In office
January 6, 1992 – January 3, 2000
Preceded by Wilson Goode
Succeeded by John Street
21st District Attorney of Philadelphia
In office
January 2, 1978 – January 6, 1986
Preceded by Emmett Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Ronald Castille
Chairperson of the National Governors Association
In office
July 14, 2008 – July 20, 2009
Preceded by Tim Pawlenty
Succeeded by Jim Douglas
Personal details
Born Edward Gene Rendell
(1944-01-05) January 5, 1944 (age 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marjorie Osterlund (1971–) (separated in 2011 and filed for divorce in 2016)
Children Jesse
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University
Religion Judaism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1968–1974
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit United States Army Reserve

If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally, I would sure as heck take a hard look at it. I don't think there is. So I don't think there's a choice here.
Ed Rendell
Number one I think we should impose a fee or a tax on the transportation of trash per mile.
Ed Rendell
The Medicaid system currently steers people toward nursing home care. Far more people can be covered in community-based care programs for significantly less.
Ed Rendell
Look, natural gas, just like oil, is going to eventually go away. It's not renewable.
Ed Rendell
If you have spent any time with Barack Obama, you know he's a funny guy. He's a good guy. He knows sports.
Ed Rendell
You know rule one for the vice president is make sure you never upstage the president, right? It's rule one.
Ed Rendell
If I were president, I am not sure that I would offer Ed Rendell the job of chief of staff.
Ed Rendell
There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table.
Ed Rendell
Growing Greener doesn't produce money for farmland preservation or open space preservation.
Ed Rendell
I think if we're going to have to landfill trash, and I think we basically have to, we might as well get the upside for it and dedicate that upside to improving the environment in so many different ways.
Ed Rendell
For my part, I make this pledge to all of you: The politics of division, of pitting east against west, urban versus rural, region against region, and people against people will have no place in my Administration.
Ed Rendell
I'm interested in giving business an opportunity by improving the tax environment to invest and grow with Pennsylvania, to expand and put more money in capital investment and creating jobs.
Ed Rendell
One of the reasons we don't have our deficit under control is because Republicans are wusses and won't tell their base a simple fact that everyone knows. We can't eliminate the deficit without raising some revenue... They're wusses.
Ed Rendell
It used to be that Democrats and Republicans would disagree, but they could be social to each other. There were times during the year that we acted together in the good of the country.
Ed Rendell
I think the president should be accessible, should answer questions that aren't pre-screened, but I think there should be a little bit of dignity to the presidency.
Ed Rendell
Is regulation per se bad? Is better regulation bad? I think better regulation is good for the business community, and I think that's something we should get together on.
Ed Rendell
There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table.
Ed Rendell
I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed.
Ed Rendell
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