“[P]eople come in and out of this office all the time. Send me memos, half of which. . . are appropriate for me to have, some of which aren’t, which I don’t read. And call or come in and say I am going to do this or what do you think about that.”
— Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, explaining why he can’t remember approving a $30 billion Boeing tanker lease deal. The deal, which was reportedly pushed for by the White House, has become one of the biggest Pentagon procurement scandals in history.