“The people can never understand why the President
does not use his powers to make them behave.
Well all the president is, is a glorified public relations man
who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people
to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”
Harry Truman (1884-1972), 33rd U.S. President. Letter to Mary Jane Truman (14 November 1947).