Every new idea is born drowning.
I think back to the tsunami, and I remember being so astonished, 2 1/2 weeks after it hit, to be standing in the capital of Indonesia and see a dead body on the ground. I never thought, never in a million years, that I would find something like that in the United States. But 10 days afterward in New Orleans, one of the great cities in America, and there were dead bodies on the ground. It's tough to have that happen in your own country.
I think we suffered a little bit in New Orleans from the 'boy who cries wolf' syndrome.
We started out with a package, ... Now we're down to 25 percent of our employees participating in that package. I just cannot get comfortable with 25 percent of the employees helping us with our budget problems. I like a package where everyone can contribute.
One of the leading conservative voices in the country is trying to explain himself today. William Bennett, former education secretary under President Reagan, is drawing intense criticism for the comments he made on his radio show yesterday. Mr. Bennett was discussing whether the declining crime rates in the country are a result of legalizing abortion.
When you walk down that corridor, you see people with a lot of fear in their eyes.
It wasn't a decision that we made based on anything other than the fact that we didn't have a better idea (for economic development efforts) and we figured with new people coming in it would have been a good thing for them to look at.
One of the most amazing things was when we went into the convention center on Thursday.
He had forgotten our procedure for establishing the budget for the insurance fund, ... When we sit down with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, they give us a top and bottom range to use.
When you land at 2:30 in the morning, certain ministries aren't awake.
People want to know how the sausage is being made. I'm not sure what's going to work and what's not going to work, but the fact is we're committed to trying new things.
I am moving on to outpatient treatment and I can't tell you what a blessing it is. Though I know there is still a long road ahead, it's nice to be feeling more like myself again -- laughing with family, reading bedtime stories and reminding my kids to do their homework.
It's nice to be feeling more like myself again.