Paul Begala

American political consultant

Paul Begala (born 12 May 1961) is a political consultant, commentator and was an advisor to President Bill Clinton.

Paul Begala in 2012


  • I am actually pro-cursing. I think it's good. I think we should teach kids to curse, so they don't use drugs. It doesn't rot your brain. It doesn't get you pregnant. It doesn't kill you, like tobacco.
    • Source: CNN Crossfire, December 8, 2003.
  • Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.
    • Source: The New York Times, July 5, 1998, referring to executive orders.
  • What he has spent it on, apparently, is just hiring a bunch of staff people to wander around Utah and Mississippi and pick their nose.
    • Source: CNN, May 11, 2006, speaking of Howard Dean and the 50-State Strategy.
  • Will we lift our sights to meet his vision?
    • Source: CNN "Larry King Live", January 22, 2009, appearing with Dee Dee Meyers, on America's ability to support President Obama's ultimate success.
  • Two Corinthians walk into a bar...
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