Like An Opened Box
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Daily Telegraph (London, Nov. 15, 1988).
Who could not be moved by the sight of that poor, demoralized rabble, outwitted, outflanked, outmaneuvered by the U.S. military? Yet, given time, I think the press will bounce back.
James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Quoted in Guardian (London, March 26, 1991). Said of war correspondents in the Second Gulf War.
You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. A president has many roles.
James Baker (b. 1930), U.S. Republican politician, secretary of state. Quoted in Joan Didion, Miami, ch. 15 (1987). Remark made while serving as White House Chief of Staff, on the president's overall knowledge and accountability.
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