Just arrived in Brussels and in the hotel lobby ran into the very smart Tevi Troy who is Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. This will probably be his last European Ministerial meeting during this stint of government service.
Troy used to be George W. Bush’s deputy domestic policy adviser and wrote a terrific book titled Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters or Technicians?
During the campaign when McCain/Palin were ahead of Obama/Biden for a short period, I wondered to myself what kind of addendum Tevi would add to his book about the Alaska Governor and her interaction with intellectuals.
— Steve Clemons