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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Filling Gaps in the White House Website, Part 76

On 20/20, Barbara Walters asks the president to identify the most overrated virtue. 
Security. People naturally resist change in our personal lives. ... Malia, actually, was the one who brought it up because she says, 'You know, one of the things that happens is sometimes transitions are hard, and I really enjoy my life, and I like how things are going.' And I said, 'Get in the habit of being able to embrace change, and what's new. Because you don't want to live your life where, you are held back because you've gotten too comfortable, and you are afraid of what might be out there around the corner.'" 
If a Republican president had given that answer, Democrats would have claimed it as proof that he or she opposed Social Security.