Two Applicable Quotes from “The West Wing:”
Josh Lyman (quoting a presidential candidate's answer to "Why do you want to be President?"): We have the greatest technology of any people, of any country in the world, along with the greatest - not the greatest but very serious problems confronting our people. And I want to be President in order to focus on these problems in a way that uses the energy of our people to move us forwards, basically.
CJ Cregg: Yes!
Josh Lyman: It's the 'basically' that makes it art.
Josh Lyman and CJ Cregg, “Gone Quiet”
Sam Seaborn: Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic revolutionary changes. Schools should be palaces, competition for the best teachers should be fierce, and they should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defence. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.
Sam Seaborn, “Six Meetings Before Lunch”
The above was totally unfair