David Axelrod . . . the president’s closest aide, longest-serving adviser and political alter ego. . . . in an interview in his office . . . was often defiant, saying he did not give a “flying” expletive “about what the peanut gallery thinks” and did not live for the approval “of the political community.”http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/us/politics/07axelrod.html?adxnnl=1&hpw=&adxnnlx=1267981884-u596HKNOnhdehIlaVb+LzQ
The president's closest adviser wants us all to know (via The New York Times) that he doesn't "give a “flying” expletive" about what we think. Nice.