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.