“ He was vain and tended to surround himself with intellectual and moral pygmies. ”
Jonathan had been around Washington long enough to know that no offer was exactly what it seemed.
~ Stephen L. Carter
He had been around politicians for a long time, and he was prepared for some outburst.
They loved the sound of their own voices. No decision would be reached anytime soon.
In spite of his Cold War credentials, Kennedy still believed in the power of words.