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#1. It was a stirring piece of bravado but Powell deftly set it aside. "My wife would understand perfectly your loyalty as a general's wife," he said, "but I tell you there is no honour in throwing away lives when the outcome is already determined. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#2. Some Christians worried about a faith that was so embracing as to be meaningless, that exalted not the Almighty so much as the American way of life. When civil religion bleached the challenge from faith and left behind a watery patriotism, there was room for concern. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#3. , but he gave Clinton a tip: when seeking advice from people who are more experienced than you, Nixon urged, tell them what you plan to do first - and then ask for their reaction. Don't ask for advice and then ignore it. That way, Nixon coached, you save on brusied feelings. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#4. We want you to succeed," the younger Bush told Obama. "Whether we're Democrat or Republican, we all care deeply about this country ... All of us who have served in this office understands that the office transcends the individual. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#5. But Eisenhower's advice was consistent, from his days as a general, to his years in the White House, to his role as veteran counselor: don't fight unless you are in it to win. Don't waste time and lives with half measures. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#6. The club is bound together by an unspoken pledge to protect the presidency; but its members are often driven by an even more fierce desire to protect a legacy - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#7. Presidents, even when they get some things right, never cease to be punch lines, and it was telling that Nixon regarded his comic potential as a metric for comparing himself to his successors. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#8. (Billy) Graham went through passages of hypochondria and his closest friends had to assure him that he was not about to die. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#9. Praise of blame in the moment means little: it is how their decisions play out over time that matters, and so the redemption they're looking for is of a more lasting kind. They are one another's peers; who else can really judge them? - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#10. The challenge was that it was harder to be subtle than strident. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#11. Eisenhower advocated a variety of strong actions which he had never taken when he was president. Maybe this was just the pattern of former presidents; maybe it reflected how much the circumstances had changed on the ground. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#12. The elder Bush explained later that "watching your son taking a pounding from his critics was much, much harder" than being president. "Barbara quit reading the papers and watching the new, but I couldn't do that - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#13. It was a classic Nixon move: goad an opponent into attacking, then ride a wave of sympathy s you defend your honour. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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#14. By this time the Vietnam War was such a confusing issue to most Americans that Nixon could take as many positions as he liked and find support somewhere for them all. Roughly equal numbers wanted to expand the war as negotiate a peace. - Author: Nancy Gibbs; Michael Duffy
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