I read an opinion that quoted the Remarks of President George Herbert Walker Bush at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Members of the White House Staff on January 23, 1989.
Walter Shaub: How to Restore Government Ethics in the Trump Era - The New York Times
Former President Bush said:
Link to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics:
... The mission is great. But it really has to be accomplished in the finest tradition of our nation: pride, honesty -- spirit of idealism when it comes to public service, knowing that our actions must always be of the highest integrity.
It's not really very complicated. It's a question of knowing right from wrong, avoiding conflicts of interest, bending over backwards to see that there's not even a perception of conflict of interest..."
George Bush: Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Members of the White House Staff
Quote from SC_RNDude
True. He saw how that worked for the 2008 election.
He saw it long before that -- he's been involved in political "dirty tricks" since the Nixon administration. He's been working with Trump since the 1980s. Most of the people currently active in politics have likely learned whatever bad behaviors they've acquired from him
, not the other way around.
Last edit by elkpark on Jul 26