Testimony before Congress of Defense Secretary Georg Wilhelm Friedrich "Chuck" Hegel.
Q: Mr. Secretary, can you tell us how you think the sequester will affect your department?
A: Well, the Owl of Minerva flys only at dusk, if you catch my drift, so I won't be able to say much about that until later.
Q: Mr. Secretary, you've been called an Idealist. Are you?
A: Absolutely, absolutely.
Q: (Senator Sanders): To follow up, Mr. Secretary: you seem to be standing on your head - Would you mind if I turned you right-side up?
Q: Never mind. Could you tell us what your broad strategy for US defense policy will be?
A: Well, I thought I'd just let Spirit Actualize itself and go from there.
Q: How much will that cost?
A: I hate to bring the old Owl up again, but I'll get back to you.
Q: Thank you, Mr. Secretary.
A. Thank you. It's been Real, It's been Rational.