Donald Rumsfeld Quotes
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.
When someone with a rural accent says, "I don't know much about politics," zip up your pockets.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.
Learn to say "I don't know." If used when appropriate, it will be often.
Beware when any idea is promoted primarily because it is "bold, exciting, innovative, and new." There are many ideas that are "bold, exciting, innovative and new," but also foolish.