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Bush, Clinton, Bush Clinton?
27 December, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder is best known for the twice-weekly political column he writes for the Washington Post, where he has been on staff since 1966. Before joining the Post, he worked at the New York Times, the Congressional Quarterly,the now-defunct Washington Star and the Bloomington, IL Pantagraph. Broder appears as a frequent pundit on television programs such as Washington Week and Meet the Press. In addition to the Pulitzer, which he received in 1973, Broder was the receipient of the 1990 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College. He is the author and co-author of six books, most recently The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point, with Haynes Johnson(1996). Broder taught at Duke University from 1987-88. Since 2001, he has held a tenured professorship at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. After receiving his AB in 1947 and his AM in 1951, both in Political Science, from the University of Chicago, Broder served in the United States Army for two years. Ideas recorded on: 9/13/07
Well it’s certainly a pattern. Whether it’s a problem or not, I . . . I don’t know. I . . . I’m inclined to think that we judge these presidents as individuals, not as parts of a dynasty. Though in the case of Mrs. Clinton, it’s very clear – particularly now that I’ve read Carl Bernstein’s really good biography of her – that if she becomes president, he becomes, once again, a principal player in our nation’s politics and policy making, because there is no way that they can humanly separate their two roles and either of them be affected. Recorded on: 9/13/07
Broder believes we should judge presidents as individuals.