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White House Chief of Staff Andy Card discusses Ethics in Government

Play Video Graphic First of all, I appreciate everyone who is working so hard for the American people and President Bush's administration. That applies to everyone, whether they're a political appointee or they've been a wonderful career employee.

We have an awful lot to do for this country and the President understands that. He expects everyone who is working on his team, and all of you are on his team, to understand first of all the rules, regulations and the law with regard to ethics.

But even beyond that, recognize that working on this administration means that you should have the courage to follow the rules, obviously, and stay within the law, obviously. But it's actually to do more than that. Recognize that you do have a moral compass that tells you what to do and to do the right thing, and we'd like to see everyone do the right thing.

Many people ask what kind of job they should be doing for this administration, and the truth is they should be doing a job for the American people. After all, we're here to serve them all. The money that the federal government spends really belongs to the American taxpayers. So we’re the stewards of the American taxpayer’s money, and we have to remember that every dime that we spend on their behalf should be spent wisely.

And that's what the President expects as well. It's a great team, and the President is a terrific leader of this team and he appreciates everyone who is serving so hard for the good of the American people to make things happen. And they are happening right. So, do the right job. Work hard. Remember you are the steward of the American people and how they want to see the government work. We appreciate what you're doing.
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