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William Safire
(1929-2009) born on
Dec 17
US journalist, author. He is a political columnist for the "NY Times," 1973-; speech writer for Richard Nixon; won Pulitzer, 1978.
No one flower can ever symbolize this nation. America is a bouquet.

Never assume the obvious is true.
Decide on some imperfect Somebody and you will win, because the truest truism in politics is: You can't beat Somebody with Nobody.
The CEO era gave rise to the CFO (not certified flying object, as you might imagine, but chief financial officer) and, most recently, the CIO, chief investment officer, a nice boost for the bookkeeper you can't afford to give a raise . . .
The first ladyship is the only federal office in which the holder can neither be fired nor impeached.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Congressional designation of the rose as the official US flower, In NY "Times," 25 Sep 86
R: "Sleeper Spy."
A: "The Perfect Candidate" in NY "Times," 16 Apr 87
N: "Hail to the CEO" NY "Times," 28 Sep 86
K: In NY "Times," 2 Mar 87

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