Well, I’m tired of fighting for everything to be better. You’re all a bunch of hacks who are perfectly happy with shit. Nobody cares about anything. No one wants things to be better? I got it. I’ll just stand out here, all by myself.
And this is what Peggy said to Don in Mad Men episode 1.12, Nixon vs. Kennedy:
I don’t understand. I try to do my job. I follow the rules and people hate me. Innocent people get hurt, and, and other people, people who are not good, get to walk around doing anything they want. It’s not fair.
To me, these two quotes are so clearly the same person. Peggy has grown a lot in the eight-plus years since the November 1960 election. She used to say “I don’t understand.” Now she says “I got it.” But she is still the one who wants to stand up and say ‘this isn’t right’ when no one else will do it.