Friday, October 25, 2013

Obama's disregard for experience and humility

By TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | OCTOBER 24, 2013

I'll admit, I was drawn into this article on President Obama by Norm Ornstein's odd assertion that Obama has enforced "stiff restrictions on lobbyists entering the administration." Nobody should write something like that without noting that the Obama administration has hired at least 100 ex-lobbyists, including a former Goldman Sachs lobbyist as chief of staff at Treasury.

But the rest Ornstein's article is very revealing (Ornstein is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where I serve as a fellow). As I read the piece, Obama didn't put much stake in experience when staffing his administration:….. Who needs experience, humility or wisdom from predecessors when you've got the best and brightest, with the best intentions, willing to work really hard?  …..To Read More…..

My Take – Kind of like the Kennedy administration's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev eating his administration's lunch. All hubris and shiny media propaganda that proved to be a false narrative with terrible long range consequences.  All the media makes shiny isn't gold.  It’s the metallic luster and pale yellow hue of iron pyrite - fool’s gold - and is of no real value at all.

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