The Washington Times - October 1, 2007, 02:36PM
“Admiral Mike Mullen comes to this post with a broad and unique range of talents and experience. Some of you may not know that his parents were highly regarded members of the Hollywood community, who worked for some of the greatest entertainers of the day. Many people are surprised when told about the admiral’s show business roots. After all, he’s humble, well-grounded and filled with common sense. [Laughter.] Not exactly what one thinks about when they think of Hollywood values.” [Laughter.]

— Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times