"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.
And what I mean by that is an opportunity
to do things you think you could not do before."
(1959-) Mayor of Chicago (2011-), White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama (2009-2010), US Congressman (D-IL) (2004-2009), advisor to President Bill Clinton (1993-1998)
Wall Street Journal Digital Network, November 19, 2008