sam seaborn is a poet

The U.S. Poet Laureate (3.16)
  • Ainsley: Does it concern you that the smartest Presidents have been the worst?
  • Sam: I don't grant your premise, but -
  • Ainsley: John Quincy Adams was so full of himself, he could hardly build a coalition around having eggs for breakfast. How many grand theories of international relations did Wilson come up with that were dead on the arrival in Congress?
  • Sam: I don't care.
  • Ainsley: Why?
  • Sam: Because before I look for anything, I look for a mind at work.