There is an environment where someone is always looking for someone to make an error. They're always looking not for the good things, the wonderful things the president and first lady are doing, they're looking for an error or to criticize. And it's not conducive to good work.
There's no time to waste. Every day, there needs to be movement on something.
We can't just rest on the fact that this is beautiful Chicago. I want to triple down on that experience and make it... life-altering.
How can we salute - encourage the American spirit? That means many different things to many different people.
Washington is like playing the Super Bowl, only there are no timeouts, no potty breaks, and the arena is filled with the media. In government, you have to learn to put yourself second in a big way. But I am a business person at heart. I like to be in charge.
In London, a lot of the time you don't see the sun shine.
As social secretary, I was responsible for putting together all the events that the President and the First Lady host.
Johnson Publishing offered me an opportunity to build back iconic brands like 'Ebony' and 'Jet' magazines.
I do feel strongly that we have got to do a little brand-positioning work. Wouldn't it be great to have something that everybody could say: 'Yep, that's Chicago.'
I love bringing people together. I think that the environment is so important in terms of what kind of relationships you might be able to create, how people get to know each other.
I think it's fair to say I feel much more comfortable in business than in politics.
I was in the White House for a year and a half. Up to that point, all my jobs had been very unglamorous.
I'm a business person at heart.
I'm from New Orleans, and I know that people do like to sit and talk and drink and, you know, have conversation; you have dialogue.
I've always been searching. What am I going to do with all this - searching for that place where I could be me.
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