“I want you to know that the Office of Independent Counsel can indict my dog, they can indict my cat, but I'm not going to lie about the president, ... I'm not going to lie about the first lady or anyone else. My wife and I are innocent of the charges that have been brought today.”
“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”
“The Independent Counsel has sought, again, to prosecute Ms. McDougal, and this indictment will now be tried to a jury. Independent Counsel Starr, through his public relations officer, has seen fit to assert that the president, by his public statements, has somehow improperly 'injected' himself into the investigation of Ms. McDougal. This claim is wholly false. The president's statements have been both accurate and appropriate. Ms. McDougal has at all times been represented by her own counsel. It is for the public to judge what the Independent Counsel's motivations may be.”
“[On a personal level, the indictment was hard on Cheney's office.] People were very upset, ... They all felt close to Scooter personally, but I think by [Monday] afternoon, they were going about their jobs, doing what they had to do.”