Rumsfeld in the â€˜Eighties

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I was working on Saturday at the Reference desk on an obituary search for somebody. At SPL we do this for people doing Geneology research, search the Spokesman Review for obits, since we have a run of it since forever-ago.

I was kind of enjoying it because I was searching the paper from 1980..It was kind of fun to read about what was going on at that time.

But I came across something very interesting. There was and article in there that profiled some people in government. I didn’t catch exactly why they were being could have been that there was speculation that they would be running mates with Reagan..Well, one of these little profiles was of Donald Rumsfeld. There was a short bio of him and then a quote:

“From a personal standpoint, I don’t really plan ahead very well. I end up seeming to spend an awful lot of time doing what I’m doing because I’ve been in some awfully tough jobs.” (my emphasis)

I kid you not.

I couldn’t believe it when I read it. I read it and thought, “no shit.”

I didn’t write down the exact date, regretably. I will get that for you on Thursday.