I stressed out trying to figure out what I could say. I ate licorice. I stressed some more. I ate Dots. I stressed out even more-and wiped out a bag of Swedish Fish. And then I wrote.
I like to make jokes; I consider myself a funny person. I just think making jokes about people who are in a situation beyond their control is not funny to them or their families.
I thought I had to show people that I would get in early, stay late or even all night, work on holidays. I didn't want to be the rich kid who was along for a free ride.
Part of what Special Olympics is trying to do is break down stereotypes that still exist for people. There is still a lot of fear.
You can spend the rest of your life trying to figure out what other people expect from you, or you can make a decision to let that all go.
I think that public service is tough on a family - no ifs, ands, buts about it. I have my own personal wishes, but they're not always front and center.
Don't think of him as a Republican. Think of him as the man I love, and if that doesn't work, think of him as the man who can crush you.
I, I am my own woman. I have not been, quote, 'bred' to look the other way. I look at that man back there in the green room straight on, eyes wide open, and I look at him with an open heart.
I made the mistake of thinking that external accomplishments would bring me peace. I thought it was about the job or a book or making a name for myself.
I decided that I was going to be the Kennedy who makes her own name and finds her own job and works like a dog. My comeuppance was when Arnold got elected - I became the Kennedy who was married to the governor.
I don't believe in gutter politics. I don't believe in gutter journalism.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.