"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do." - Steve Jobs
problem solver; techno-geeky political girl; observer of life or something like it; lover of laughing, music, the Houston Rockets, and all things Jackie Kennedy views expressed here are my own and are not necessarily those of anyone I may be working with or on behalf of...
" I thought I knew what “charisma” meant before I met Jack Kennedy, but our young President gave the word a new definition. He was masculine and boyish at the same time - a neat trick and a powerful combination. He had a mischievous, even flirtatious twinkle in his eye that drove women crazy. "
" In truth, John [Connally] and I always thought Jack and Jackie made a perfect couple. Two puzzle pieces fit together not because they are the same, but because they are different, and complement each other. "
" On Wednesday, November 23, the president-elect returned to Washington to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and daughter, and I met John F. Kennedy for the first time.
“Jack,” Mrs. Kennedy said to her husband, “this is Mr. Hill.”
He was slightly taller than me, but had a thin, somewhat lanky frame. He had clearly spent a lot of time in the sun, as his face was tanned. But the thing you noticed most were his eyes and his smile. He had captivating blue eyes, blue as the ocean, and when he looked at you, it was like he scooped you into his universe, paying attention to you and you alone in that moment. He immediately reached out his hand and gave me a firm, vigorous handshake. "
" I think it depends who shows up. If it’s Uncle Fluffy, we’ve got problems. If it’s the president, in his last campaign, in his last debate, for the last job he’ll ever have…If the president shows up, it could be a sight to see, and I mean a sight to see. "
- C.J. Cregg, The West Wing, “Game On” (via dsmitch)