"There’s an old saying: “Those who speak, don’t know; and those who know, don’t speak.” I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I know that by and large the press doesn’t care who really knows what as long as they’ve got a quote. Last Friday, we had our Week Ahead meeting in the Roosevelt Room. Some of you were there, most of you weren’t, but I’m talking to all of you now. Bruno Gianelli and I were leading a discussion about whether or not the President should stop in Kansas on his way back from the West Coast, and I remarked that the Vice President is polling better than the President right now in the Plains states…and that if the President is re-elected, it’s gonna be on the Vice President’s coattails. That remark made its way to a White House reporter…
We’re a group. We’re a team. From the President and Leo on through, we’re a team…We win together, we lose together, we celebrate and we mourn together. And defeats are softened and victories sweetened because we did them together…And if you don’t like this team… then, there’s the door… It’s great to be in the know. It’s great to have the scoop, to have the skinny, to be able to go to a reporter and say, “I know something you don’t know.” And so the press becomes your constituents and you sell out the team…So, an item will appear in the paper tomorrow, and it’ll be embarrassing to me and embarrassing to the President. I’m not gonna have a witch hunt. I’m not gonna huff and puff. I’m not gonna take anyone’s head off. I’m simply gonna say this: you’re my guys. And I’m yours… and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you."
"Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead, or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not siting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, work for it, and fight for it."
"As long as you keep doing what you really love doing, you’re going to be fine. Stuff is always going to happen that sets you back. There’s always going to be someone out there like that movie critic who doesn’t believe in you, or who thinks your head is too big or you’re not smart enough or whatever. But those people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to just keep doing what you love doing. Because it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks; it only matters what I think. I’m kidding. It only matters what you think."
THIS SO MUCH. Who would care to watch it with me? : )
I will always watch this episode :)