Finally found the quote I was looking for last week.
Contrast this with our current government:
George Washington, who took pride in his self-control, lost his temper completely when someone told him that a decision he was going to make could cost him re-election as President. He blew up at the suggestion that he wanted to be President, rather than serving as a duty when he would rather be back home.
Actually, I believe this would better describe that oh-so-evil government we had during the 90s. You know the one, the one that put us through boot camp so Labour could take all the credit when we came out fighting fit.
The opening line in the article made me think of something I realised the other day:
I don’t make a million dollars a year but I think every member of Congress should be paid at least that much. It’s not because those turkeys in Washington deserve it. It’s because we deserve a lot better people than we have in Congress.
Here’s what: Helen, and for that matter, Cullen, are now both earning the most they ever have.
Brash and his likely replacement Key, gave up more that these two put together to get their current jobs.
Just shows you how much credit we should give the concept of these guys being bought off.