(Indianapolis, In.) – Smart Bravity Count: 624 words… 36 minutes.
I will never forget The moment I checked my email inbox this morning and received a heartfelt note from our greatest living president, Andrew wrote. “You are an MVP,” read the subject line. Donald J. Trump, perhaps the hardest working businessman in the world, took the time to reach out to a humble journalist.
• “I want you to know how important you are to me,” he wrote. “Despite everything the left threw at us (and it has been a lot), you never let me down.”
Why it matters: Naturally, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Maybe it was an email, or maybe it was because the “allergy medication” I was taking every morning this week was actually MDMA. (Long story.) I was also a little confused. Just “a” MVP? Is it a thing?
I need answers. Luckily, they will come in the form of another email delivered to my inbox last night: Axios A brief but smart take on founder Jim Vandey about the “power of radical humility” presented by Emergent Biosolution. It was an in-depth tribute to his colleague and co-founder Mike Allen.
“We often celebrate those who break things, invent things or make things with courage. But I learned to study two men of unusual humility: Mikey [Allen] And the late Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, “Vandehi wrote. “The two are very similar Subtly and selflessly. “
Big picture: I finally understood what Trump meant to me. The most important part of being an MVP is telling others why they are also MVP, and I will not end up with a bunch. Axios To explain Alonzo Harris from nerds Training day: King Kong, much less Mikey Allen, I don’t have shit Washington Free Beacon Colleagues
Be smart: Allen is not the only Beltway Bigwig who has been profiled New York Times. I remember asking our esteemed chairman, Michael Goldfarb, how he increased his power. Bar Called “happy eviction”, even because of its public popularity and power-rise, Andrew wrote.
While eating a cocktail at the St. Regis Hotel, he said, “It’s not to be taken lightly: anyone can wear ‘big boy’s pants’ and walk around for 15 minutes.” Very few people have what it takes to be in those pants, wear them every day, and sleep in them if necessary. “
What are they saying?: One of the phrases that Mr. Goldfarb’s (many) fans use when trying to put his specialty into words is one that is constantly evolving: “Nixonian Applomb.” Like our 37th President, he is a man of characterless self-confidence and no obvious weakness, unless you work too hard, take too much care and refuse to rest until his enemies are being brought down to the terrible abyss of justice.
Go deeper: Alas, Nixon was an apostate. Not Mr. Goldfarb. The same is true Free beacon Chief Editor Eliana Johnson and Executive Editor Brent Sher. Together they consist of a sacred trinity of neoconservative swagger, the real MVP: Maximo, caution and preemptive warfare. They are not slobs. They spend significantly more on clothing than donuts Free beacon Colleagues they are sometimes maddeningly personal. But so was the legendary Dick Cheney.
A Leadership There is a familiar shoot in the mouth and a desire to apologize.
A Pure courtesy Know when to apply your excellence to the miserable libs that populate the media industry.
Give it a try. Richard Nixon had this inspiring demeanor that he encouraged others to do: close your eyes for a minute, and depict all the enemies of freedom gathered on the yacht of the Soviet oligarch, slowly sinking into the Caspian Sea.
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