He spoke like a man who just left talking to Kennan — and walked into 2009, still in black and white, with his hat on. Sometimes it was a bunch of bullshit, and sometimes it was a bunch of wisdom. But if you were this young crowd that came in with Barack Obama, it seemed cartoonish. . . . They weren’t able to hear what he was saying because they were distracted by the mannerisms and the way he did things — and he couldn’t figure that out. — Vikram Singh, Holbrooke deputy (2012)
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