There were two unpleasant surprises [about Washington]. One was the inertia of Congress, the length of time it takes to get a complicated piece of legislation through ... and the other was the irresponsibility of the press.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Television interview with Bill Moyers, November 13, 1978, quoted in Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President, p. 125, New York: Bantam Books (1982).