The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
Part of courage is simple consistency.
If you join government calmly make your contribution and move on. Don’t go along to get along do your best and when you have to – and you will – leave and be something else.
Candor is a compliment it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk.
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole an empty place and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics it is everything.