Tuesday, June 08, 2010

"the chief executor of good intentions"

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience

An interesting headline. The reality isn't his lack of executive experience, the reality is his absence of experience, executive or otherwise.

In mid-February 2008, fresh from winning a bunch of Super Tuesday primaries, Barack Obama granted an interview to "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Croft. "When you sit down and you look at [your] resume," Croft said to Obama, "there's no executive experience, and in fact, correct if I'm wrong, the only thing that you've actually run was the Harvard Law Review."

"Well, I've run my Senate office, and I've run this campaign," Obama said.

Yep, just a wee bit of difference in running a political campaign and running a country ain't there Barry.

even months later, after receiving the Democratic presidential nomination, Obama talked with CNN's Anderson Cooper. At the time, the news was dominated by Hurricane Gustav, which was headed toward New Orleans and threatening to become a Katrina-like disaster. "Some of your Republican critics have said you don't have the experience to handle a situation like this," Cooper said to Obama. "They in fact have said that Governor Palin has more executive experience. ..."

"Governor Palin's town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees," Obama answered. "We have got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So, I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years."

That was one point he was close on. America now has a budget and a deficit three times the size it was before he became president. As for his ability to manage large systems and execute? I don't think so. And that really isn't important. But the increasing millions of Americans who are coming to discover the truth weekly? Well that should be cause for Barry to ponder.

He said this week that if the BP CEO worked for him, he would fire him. Barack Obama does work for me and I can't fire him, not for another 28 months.

A few days before Obama won the White House, Bill Clinton joined him for a late-night rally in Kissimmee, Fla. Clinton, who became president after 12 years as a governor, told the crowd not to worry about Obama's lack of executive background. Given the brilliance of Obama's campaign, Clinton said -- and here the former president uncharacteristically mangled his words a bit -- a President Obama would be "the chief executor of good intentions as president."

Chief executor of good intentions? Perhaps that's what Obama is now. But with oil gushing into the Gulf, that's just not good enough.

There is plenty more truth and insight in the article, hit the link and read the entire piece.


XtnYoda said...

"the chief executor of good intentions as president."

That statement... could have been funny... if the world situation were not so critical... on so many levels.

Locutisprime said...

Messer Clinton is the one that tagged him with it. I think it is funny.