As Vice President, Richard Nixon came upon President Eisenhower one day signing an immense stack of mail in his office. Mr. Nixon watched quietly for a moment and then asked the General how, with all that mail, he ever found time to think about the big problems of the country.
Ike replied: “Dick, I really havent spent that much time on these letters. In fact, in some instances they probably dont even say exactly what I want them to. But youve got to learn that, if you get bogged down in all the fine print and little detail youll never get anything accomplished as President.