Here’s a voicemail message Schlozman left in February 2006 for a colleague:
[W]hen we start asking about, “what is your commitment to civil rights?” … . [H]ow do you prove that? Usually by membership in some crazy liberal organization or by some participation in some crazy cause… . Look, look at my résumé - I didn’t have any demonstrated commitment, but I care about the issues. So, I mean, I just want to make sure we don’t start confining ourselves to, you know, politburo members because they happen to be a member of some, you know, psychopathic left-wing organization designed to overthrow the government.