George Schultz, former Secretary of State during the Reagan administration has died. He was 100 years old.

I cast my first ever vote for president for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I was old enough to be paying attention to what was going on in the world, and something Schultz said impressed me to such an extent that I still remember it 40+ years later.

He was involved in some kerfuffle where his own views were perceived to be out of sync with Reagan's and some reporter stuck a microphone in his face and asked him if he wasn't afraid of being fired.  I've never forgotten his response:

"You can't do this job if you want it too much."

Wise words, and not just about the role of Secretary of State.


George Shultz, Reagan’s secretary of state, dies at 100
George Shultz, who served in four different Cabinet positions under two Republican presidents, has died at the age of 100.
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