Barney Frank on Politicians and Academics
- Neutralizing negativity (or at least offsetting it)
- The Exodus Begins
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- George Miller, veteran lawmaker on higher education issues, to retire
A valued and careful reader shared this gem from a transcript of a House of Representatives hearing of the Financial Services Committee. The comment is from the chair, Rep. Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat: "No one has ever gotten re-elected where the bumper sticker said, 'It would have been worse without me.' You probably can get tenure with that. But you can't win office."