|William Merritt Chase, The Leader, 1871|
He knows the deal and what the score is. He'll tell you how it's all gonna go down. He's seen it all and that's no lie. He's the bullshitter you can't bullshit, and on top of that, he just doesn't give a shit. He harbors no illusions and he's worldly-wise. Ask him no questions and he'll tell you no lies. He's the man with the plan. If you don't do it, somebody else will, namely: him. He can sell the sizzle or the steak. Makes no difference. He would fire Donald Trump in a heartbeat. He's the first one into the scheme and the first one out. He's always comfortably seated when the music stops. The early bird works for him, and gets to keep a good, not great, cut of the worms.