Dee Dee Myers – Part of Obama’s persona is…

Part of Obama’s persona is self-reliance. He’s calm he’s cool he’s self-possessed. In…


“Part of Obama’s persona is self-reliance. He’s calm he’s cool he’s self-possessed. In many ways, he has tried to define himself in opposition to Clinton’s sometimes needy, often undisciplined, emotionalism.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – The dirty little secret is…

The dirty little secret is that the pool man, who’s making $30,000 a year, is…


“The dirty little secret is that the pool man, who’s making $30,000 a year, is subsidizing the million-dollar mortgage for the family whose pool he cleans. No wonder people want to get rid of tax breaks for corporate jets.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – It never occurred to me…

It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t go to college and have a career…


“It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t go to college and have a career – as well as a family – of my own. Both my parents, but especially my mother, encouraged me and led me to believe that it was possible.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – When I joined Bill Clinton’s…

When I joined Bill Clinton’s start-up presidential campaign in 1991, I was confident that…


“When I joined Bill Clinton’s start-up presidential campaign in 1991, I was confident that women would play an ever more important role, but I never gave a minute’s thought to what would happen if we won. When we did – and I became the first woman to serve as White House press secretary – it changed my life. But it didn’t change the world.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – Bill Clinton sitting on Air…

Bill Clinton sitting on Air Force One getting his hair cut while people around the…


“Bill Clinton sitting on Air Force One getting his hair cut while people around the country cooled their heels and waited for him, became a metaphor for a populist president who had gotten drunk with the perks of his own power and was sort of, you know, not sensitive to what people wanted.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – Palin was a political Hail…

Palin was a political Hail Mary, a long bomb in the closing minutes of a…


“Palin was a political Hail Mary, a long bomb in the closing minutes of a game that John McCain and Co. were certain to lose. They didn’t care if she had the policy or political or emotional capacity to serve as vice president, let alone president. They were willing to drive the country off a cliff, if that’s what it took to win.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – I look forward to a…

I look forward to a time, in the not so distant future, when we no…


“I look forward to a time, in the not so distant future, when we no longer look forward to ‘firsts’ as milestones women have yet to achieve, but we look back on them as historic events that continue to teach and inspire.”
-Dee Dee Myers

Dee Dee Myers – After I left the White…

After I left the White House, I kept a foothold in the business of American…


“After I left the White House, I kept a foothold in the business of American politics as a talk-show host, analyst, commentator, speechmaker, and occasional writer. I was no longer a practitioner, but I was still a partisan, a Democrat, a blue-stater through and through.”
-Dee Dee Myers