By Nancy Matthis | Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 6:38 pm
Formerly a reporter in New Jersey, Bob Scherer is now blogging for the LoudounTimes, a suburban newspaper in Northern Virginia. But his eye on politics is national in scope. Here are three recent posts to consider:
The so-called health care summit achieved nothing but further demonstrated this about President Obama: He underestimates Americans. He overestimates himself. He is not presidential.
As he strutted, hands in pockets, from the White House to the Blair House, Obama yelled to reporters he was going there “to listen.” He’s a talkative listener. Obama spoke for a total of 119 minutes; the 17 Republicans combined spoke for a total of 110 minutes….
We all have stories about supervisors who might be intelligent (Obama is) and might be well-spoken (Obama is), but who have little faith in their subordinates, outsized egos, and the need to supervise and get the credit for everything. They embody the Peter Principle. They are not effective leaders. In the end, they are inefficient, and not particularly competent. This is our president….
Eastern Loudoun County got nearly four feet of snow last week. That brings this winter’s snow total to about six feet, far more than we’ve gotten the past five winters combined.
It also brings us more amusement from some environmentalists. For years we’ve been told the D.C. region’s mild winters were caused by global warming.
“Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don’t own a sled,” lamented Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a speech 17 months ago blaming man for the lack of snow. He’s probably wrong about sled ownership too.
More grins: A planned global warming protest in D.C. was cancelled Monday due to heavy snow, forcing hundreds of shivering activists back into the energy-fueled warmth of their homes and hotels….
If my Toyota truck suddenly accelerates out of control on Route 7 it won’t be because of a sticking pedal.
It’ll be my reflexive reaction to hearing yet another radio broadcast that one of America’s worst-run organizations – Congress – is still scolding one of the world’s best-run organizations – Toyota….
Toyota has been one of the most reputable car companies in the world for decades. It builds innovative, high quality, durable, reliable, affordable cars and trucks. Unlike Government Motors (GM), Toyota didn’t need to be bailed out and taken over by the federal government. Unlike the federal government, Toyota doesn’t irresponsibly spend more money than it takes in – much less trillions more. And because Toyota seeks to outperform its competition, it’ll correct this mistake, restore its image and resume its success.
And what about Congress: Does it have a good reputation? Does it learn from its mistakes? Is it responsible managing the hard-earned money it receives from taxpayers? Does it focus its time trying to solve big problems, like runaway deficit-spending and the future of social security, and not wasting its time meddling in the business of well-run companies? No. No. No. No….
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