“Let’s clean our ocean, let’s clean our water, let’s clean our air, let’s create health care reform, let’s pass the budget, let’s fix the budget deficit and the structural deficit. All of those things. And to me, when I look at those issues, I don’t look at them as Republican issues or Democratic issues. I look at them as people’s issues. You’ve got to make decisions what is best for the people, not what is best for our party.”

— California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), talking about the state of the Republican Party post-election, on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer on Nov. 9