From the transcript of last Wednesday’s presidential debate:
- I like coal. I’m going to make sure we continue to burn clean coal.
- I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you [Mr Lehrer] too. But I’m not going to — I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it. That’s number one.
- I like green energy as well, but [Obama’s tax breaks are] about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives, and you say Exxon and Mobil — actually, this $2.8 billion goes largely to small companies, to drilling operators and so forth.
- I like the way we [introduced health care] in Massachusetts. I like the fact that in my state, we had Republicans and Democrats come together and work together.