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Shelly Runyon (Character)
from The Contender (2000)

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The Contender (2000)
Shelly Runyon: We're both sticking to our guns. The difference is, mine are loaded.

Laine Hanson: It seems to me that all you can claim about me... claim, is that I had sex.
Shelly Runyon: Deviant sex.
Laine Hanson: Oh, deviant? Who says it was deviant?
Shelly Runyon: I do. What I say the American people will believe. And do you know why? Because I will have a very big microphone in front of me.

Shelly Runyon: Greatness is the orphan of urgency, Laine. Greatness only emerges when we need it most... in time of war or calamity. I can't ask somebody to be a Kennedy or a Lincoln. They were MEN created by their times. What I... What I can ask for... is the promise of greatness. And that, Madam Senator... you don't have.
Laine Hanson: Well, then... I just wouldn't be using sex as leverage... if I were you, Sheldon. Because, you know, there's one thing you don't want. It's a woman with her finger on the button who isn't getting laid.

Shelly Runyon: So, how are Will and the boy?
Laine Hanson: Let's forego the small talk today Shelly, I'm not in the mood.
Shelly Runyon: Let the big talk begin.

Shelly Runyon: There's a reason they call me honest Shell.
President Jackson Evans: Irony, Shelly.

Shelly Runyon: Take a magic marker, cross out the word "objectivity". Your constituents want you for your opinions, your philosophy, for you subjectivity.

Shelly Runyon: Mr. President.
President Jackson Evans: Yes, Shelly?
Shelly Runyon: You set me up.
President Jackson Evans: Well, just this once.

Shelly Runyon: Look me in the eyes and tell me that Laine Hanson is your first choice for the Vice Presidency.
Kermit Newman: Laine Hanson is my absolute first choice.
Shelly Runyon: I want someone like you in my poker game.