… He acknowledged that his success may have irked those who have seen years of presidential campaign planning tossed aside by his rise.
“I’m not going to comment,” he said, “on the emotions of my competitors.”
(Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer, “Why Pete Buttigieg Annoys His Democratic Rivals,” NYTimes, 11-9-19)
This is a good instance of how, sometimes, the most intelligent comments are the ones “not made.”
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