Legend has it that Richard Nixon watched Patton, the 1970 film starring George C. Scott, over and over again. From a valued friend, I have picked up the habit of watching the episodes of The West Wing over and over again. It is from Episode 109 that this thought for today, uttered by President Josiah Bartlet, is derived:
There's a joke about the pessimist and the optimist. The pessimist says, "Everything's terrible. It can't get any worse." The optimist says, "Oh, yes, it can."