#1246 Special Places

The bureaucracy can actually serve a really valuable purpose.
— Beau Wright, Director of Operations at United to Protect Democracy

In an out-of-character program, Clay reports on this year's Lewis & Clark cultural tour. Later, we're joined by Beau Wright who reports on his recent visits to Jefferson’s Poplar Forest home and the Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

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Beau Wright is Director of Operations for United to Protect Democracy. He previously served in President Obama’s White House for 5.5 years, most recently as Senior Deputy Director of Operations and Director for Finance. In this capacity, Beau oversaw the crafting and execution of the White House budget. In addition to his operations and finance experience, Beau also served as an assistant in the Office of the White House Counsel and, during the 2012 election, as an advance staff member for Vice President Joe Biden. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Beau received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 2011.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

If there were a veteran, and his qualifications were equal to those of the civilian’s, I always chose the veteran as an act of gratitude.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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