H. R. Haldeman

(Harry Robbins "Bob" Haldeman)

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… the implicit infallibility of presidents, which has been an accepted thing in America, is badly hurt by this, because it shows that people do things the President wants to do even though it's wrong, and the President can be wrong. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Americans no longer gather in the streets to hear candidates; television is the new focal point of politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An investigation of the Kennedy assassination was a project I suggested when I first entered the White House [in 1969]. I had always been intrigued with the conflicting theories of the assassination. Now I felt we would be in a position to get all the facts. But Nixon turned me down. Secrecy & Transparency
Every president needs an S. O. B. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
I've never concerned myself with the issues. I'm a political mechanic. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in. Public Relations & Image
Out of the gobbledygook comes a very clear thing: you can't trust the government; you can't believe what they say; and you can't rely on their judgment. And the implicit infallibility of presidents, which has been an accepted thing in America, is badly hurt by this, because it shows that people do things the President wants to do even though it's wrong, and the President can be wrong. Media, Journalism & The Press
Rather than the President telling someone to do something, I'll tell the guy. If he wants to find out something from somebody, I'll do it. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Reg meetings – dirty tricks dept. use of power of WH more ruthlessly in deadly battle – use all weapons. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The president does not like you to take an opposite view at a cabinet meeting, or say anything that can be construed to be mildly not in accord with his thinking. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The reach of the individual campaigner doesn’t add up to diddly-squat in votes. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The time has come for political campaigning, its techniques and strategies, to move out of the dark ages and into the brave new world of the omnipresent eye, Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Media, Journalism & The Press