"At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Susana Martinez on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Susana Martinez on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Susana Martinez on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Susana Martinez on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Susana Martinez on Friedrich Nietzsche
"We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, 'I'll be damned. we're Republicans.'"
"I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else."
"As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug."
"My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant."
"I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible."