A must-read and uncannily timely profile in the Texas Monthly. Money quote:
"I am an agent of change," Gates told the [Texas] A&M Board of Regents when he was interviewed for the job of president (for which his competition was none other than former U.S. senator Phil Gramm). "If you don’t want change, you don't want me."
(Hat tip: Virginia.)
(Photo: Brooks Kraft/Corbis for Time.)