Friday, May 09, 2008

Being President

"'The president’s task has become impossible for me or any other man,' said Roosevelt in January 1937. “A man in this position will not be able to survive White House service unless it is simplified. I need executive assistants with a ‘passion for anonymity’ to be my legs.”

As a sometime student of the American Presidency (my favorite reading is presidential biography), I very much appreciated Joel Achenbach's recent "Few Voters Know What the Presidency Really Entails."

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