— Red Arctic, p 44-5
Crump could tell that the PM was scarcely listening. "What's this going to do to my reputation, my popularity, David? Things are bad enough as it is. I'm at the bottom of the heap in the polls even though I've been pulling off miracles. The economy's up, unemployment is down. We've repaired the holes in the free Trade Agreement. We've cut the deficit down to only $10 billion a year. And I've been able to show leadership in international matters. But nothing happens at the polls. I'm still at the bottom…"
— Red Arctic, p 151