If ever the phrase "reinventing government" had relevance, it is now that we have observed the performance of a government that allows political hacks to push aside the professionals.
E.J. Dionne, columnist , End of the Bush Era 09/13/05
"The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans' freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy at Columbia University, ten days before his assassination