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-- incumbent George Allen I was asking the likely senator likely as governor.
PO is would've been president right -- and we'll supposedly.
When you're out of office she's taken the highest title you had.
And governors higher than senators aren't my favorite line and in in my book what Washington can learn from Boris JC watts Rhode Island an afterward.
And it and JC watts was being asked you how do we still call -- represented congressman -- -- out he says now now that I'm out of office you can call me the honorable in -- to the honorable whatever you this hinders your father of course was a famed coach of the Washington Redskins.
And you've got to would you have a brother now I think his own energy -- as a general manager there continuously -- yourself so you -- that this is sports politics analogy is quite fascinating well I grew -- opened in sports -- my father was a coach and I've played football and in rugby and enjoyed drug be more than any sport I've played.
And it's it's a world I grew Ruffin and the reason I ended up getting involved in organized politics -- -- at University of Virginia.
And then governor Reagan asked me that they had -- young Virginians for Reagan.
I had taken no political science courses but Ronald Reagan when he was governor.
Would come to the LA rams practices and my father was who was coaching the rams.
And so that's why don't like Ronald Reagan now ultimately obviously I'd like -- -- -- -- as well always a conservative right.
Well I -- suspect so I'm I'm one who doesn't like the limits I don't like restraints unless somebody's harming someone else leave them free.
Men and don't past -- bunch and any regulations in fact in my book.
What Washington can learn from the world of sports is no one goes to sporting event to watch officials officiate.
They want to see the players why they don't wanna see the zebras.
Or the bureaucrats in Washington telling them what to do.
He also point out though if we played in politics by the same rules they use in sports realizing he may -- -- -- different -- would seriously have.
You know similar goal -- be a lot better shape right.
Yeah that's true about in the final chapter of I uses an analogy.
There of the army navy rivalry -- it's it's a very intense rivalry in fact.
Back in the late eighteen hundreds president Cleveland had to stop the game because -- threats of duels and fights.
And all of them there's all sorts of pranks and taunting and and and so forth with that but after the army navy game each of the academy players teams.
Go listen to the other teams song and that's team America.
Through my life and in politics and and sports and sports you see players coming from other teams.
Recently sought Brett Favre in a circuitous route.
Getting to the Minnesota Vikings.
Who are the big rivals of the Packers the Packers wanted to pay Brett Favre twenty million dollars not to play football -- Emulating the ludicrous federal government program of paying farmers not to farm.
And my brother -- Scott Drew the Donovan McNabb from.
The Eagles for the Redskins so it is so you need do you you can get folks like that -- through the years and it didn't and in fact even now.
I'm working with Paul Goldman who's a former chairman of the democratic.
Party of Virginia on what we call -- Smart credit which is modernizing.
Old and renovating.
Old school buildings.
What shall save the taxpayers money create jobs and and make sure children are learning a more modernize schools.
Well it's it's a good idea and ended.
Paul Goldman came to me -- that I know you'd love this idea and so we've teamed up together Terry McAuliffe.
Has joined what that -- Virginian who by the way it was wanted to be governor the other one point it may still be gone for.
So that this personality officially is born and -- child that you with a father who.
Was obviously quite -- I did we have -- didn't Nixon actually -- to this book and in in the book didn't Nixon was calling plays of one point yeah Richard Nixon calling it dead in the -- as we get into.
You have my first chapter about armchair quarterbacks which is what they have plenty of and then Washington that -- think they know better than anybody else.
What to do President Nixon in my father been longtime friends my father -- at Whittier College Nixon had previously.
Don't know -- hear him -- from Whittier and senator President Nixon actually came out to Redskins practice.
It's just unbelievable these type of -- president going to practice Saturday and it should probably -- an obscenity you know yet if you're I usually sit down and was Kodiak coat and tie you and says that he -- for just try to run this play it was an end around to Roy Jefferson.
And it worked right in practice while they -- -- the Redskins made the playoffs my first -- for -- my father was there.
First time they've been in the playoffs since the days of Sammy bought 25 years.
Previous and so they ran that play and -- got tackled for a loss at then that that is one thing after another and they end up losing the game.
There's more to the story not only did that play now work but then President Reagan called up -- -- 1:30 in the morning Don Shula.
Because -- being an adult Miami vs Dallas.
In the in the Super Bowl that year and he wanted to run a play what state did run him it ended up being an incomplete pass to Paul Warfield.
But Tom Landry -- Dallas who was a Republican was pretty upset -- this and LBJ apparently called up.
-- -- -- -- -- you know so nobody LBJ did that the right way LBJ said.
-- and I hope you -- -- the game but I'm not gonna give you any place.
That's that's really very glad that Nixon Nixon really loved football and he -- -- I remember one time we went to the White House.
I write about this in my book what -- you can learn from the world of sports is that.
Nixon pulls out this ball -- my father had signed by all the rams and he remembered as special teams player named Tony gallery.
Remember you as number 88 and went to Lamar -- He was and remember you know gosh here's deacon Jones and Roman Gabriel and Merlin Olsen -- -- now he murmured that candidate and to show us how.
A Tennessee was to the details of for the do you think the presence -- better to do right in -- loved it neighborly love sports and in fact.
One way -- the other were involved it's your dad was reckless and Nixon wasn't.
Yes there they were closed because they got to know each other to Andrews Whittier College by the way the names -- the name of the team at Whittier College is the power of the poets.
That's fighting -- Deserted again it's not very -- -- -- I don't know I think if you -- also in the book about.
How -- would you use a sports term and you can't always apply sports to politics for example I use the term and to knocking someone soft teeth down there.
Whiny -- got to do you miss the beginning as usual that's why it was the wrong thing to say as that I said and I say this figuratively -- and I -- -- so this is a convention in 1994.
And I was governor.
Yeah and we're sitting in the locker room at the Richmond coliseum and -- -- -- -- -- ending of the speech is just.
To tried to it's the typical.
Stuff that together and and I thought I was thinking what -- my father say.
To rile up his team and so my wife Susan and and and then chief of staff Jay Timmons and now you shouldn't do this size and while say figuratively.
And the problem at but it was there was -- -- -- -- was lost which of course I didn't mention in the -- audio -- didn't get guys -- -- it's a competitor regardless of Roger should out of seven and -- assets -- some things ought to be left in the locker room -- on the field of play.
You're pretty candid two -- same chapter about the most -- moment as has been following you forever but I but -- addresses in his book because that really was bad for him.
I don't know that no question about it it was and an appropriate to that statement it was a mistake and there was no malice intended.
I was trying to tweak my opponent who -- surreal Hollywood -- As young man had a very tough job if he was following me all over Virginia dozens of events.
And I -- out of brought this young man into the debate tonight and I regret -- and ever grow at a didn't.
-- our campaign I regret that my family and any family Jessica injure a lot nick and those -- used that you'd never it was a power that music made up forward.
He has made up for -- and if if I had any idea that we could be considered a racial slur I'd never say it.
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