Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama's statement of Public Service: ...Beautiful

Here is a recent quote that really stood out for me, regarding a new found desire to restore (gasp, boo, hiss) the White House.

In Obama's statement regarding public service, in relation to his decision to forego pay-raises to at least 100 White House Aides making over $100,000/year:

Speaking to his senior staff, Obama said, "However long we are keepers of the public trust, we should never forget that we are here as public servants, and public service is a privilege. It's not about advantaging yourself. It's not about advancing your friends or your corporate clients. It's not about advancing an ideological agenda or the special interests of any organization. Public service is, simply and absolutely, about advancing the interests of Americans."


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