The Most Intelligent thing a Washington Type has said in years…

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The Most Intelligent thing a Washington Type has said in years...

…come from this excerpt from CBS’ inter­view with Bill Barr:

Asked by CBS News’ Jan Craw­ford about con­cerns over his rep­u­ta­tion for defend­ing the pres­i­dent amid ongo­ing probes into the administration’s alleged ties to the Russ­ian gov­ern­ment and claims that Mr. Trump obstructed jus­tice, Barr appeared indif­fer­ent.
“I am at the end of my career,” Barr said. “Every­one dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Home­ric idea that you know, immor­tal­ity comes by, you know, hav­ing odes sung about you over the cen­turies, you know?”

One of the dis­ad­van­tages of a coun­try so pow­er­ful, so rich and so advanced is that we’ve lost the sense of mor­tal­ity that pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, liv­ing in times when reminders of mor­tal­ity were ever-​present, couldn’t avoid. It made them as a whole stronger, wiser and more cen­tered on what matters.

Barr seems to have fig­ured it out while oth­ers, even with great advan­tages never did.

I won­der what impres­sion­able mil­len­nial who have never heard this kind of per­son unfil­tered or unspun before. It should be interesting.

…come from this excerpt from CBS’ interview with Bill Barr:

Asked by CBS News’ Jan Crawford about concerns over his reputation for defending the president amid ongoing probes into the administration’s alleged ties to the Russian government and claims that Mr. Trump obstructed justice, Barr appeared indifferent.
“I am at the end of my career,” Barr said. “Everyone dies and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?”   

One of the disadvantages of a country so powerful, so rich and so advanced is that we’ve lost the sense of mortality that previous generations, living in times when reminders of mortality were ever-present, couldn’t avoid. It made them as a whole stronger, wiser and more centered on what matters.

Barr seems to have figured it out while others, even with great advantages never did.

I wonder what impressionable millennial who have never heard this kind of person unfiltered or unspun before. It should be interesting.