From Sunday’s Meet The Press interview with Defense Secretary Robert Gates:
Mr. Gregory: What’s the difference between working–what’s different between working for President Obama vs. President Bush?
Sec’y Gates: I–that’s–it’s really hard to say. I think that, I think that probably President Obama is, is somewhat more analytical, and, and, he makes sure he hears from everybody in the room on an issue. And if they don’t speak up, he calls on them.
Mr. Gregory: A marked difference from his predecessor?
Sec’y Gates: President Bush was interested in hearing different points of view but didn’t go out of his way to make sure everybody spoke if they hadn’t, if they hadn’t spoken up before.
Secretary Gates is the only cabinet-level hold-over from the Bush administration.
Transcript courtesy NBC News.