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James Baker
(1930-____) born on
Apr 28
US government official. He was Secretary of State under Bush, 1989-92; Secretary of Treasury under Reagan, 1985-88; and Reagan's chief of staff, 1981-85.
You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president. A president has many roles.

Sometimes you move publicly, sometimes privately. Sometimes quietly, sometimes at the top of your voice.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
Sometimes an active policy is best advanced by doing nothing until the right time -- or never.
Who could not be moved by the sight of that poor, demoralized rabble, outwitted, outflanked, outmanoeuvered by the U.S. military? Yet, given time, I think the press will bounce back.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Miami," ch. 15, by Joan Didion, 1987.
R: In "Time," 19 Mar 1990.
A: In "Daily Telegraph" (London), 15 Nov 1988.
N: In "Time," 19 Mar 1990.
K: In "Guardian" (London), 26 Mar 1991; said of war correspondents.

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