Tuesday, November 25, 2008


"One of the reasons the U.S. is in such deep trouble is that it has stopped being smart — turning its back on excellence, sophistication and long-term planning — in its public policies and corporate behavior. We’ve seen it in Iraq, in New Orleans, in the fiscal policies of the Bush administration, in the scandalous neglect of public education, in the financial sector meltdown, the auto industry and on and on. We’ve lionized dimwits. And now we’re paying the price."

Bob Herbert, New York Times - 11/25/08

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How wildly and sadly true. We have "lionized" those whose only talents lie (pun intently intended) solely in shameless self-promotion.

Acumen, finesse, intelligence, sensitivity, and ability have all been thrown out of success's equation.

The fast-talkers grubbing for the quick-bucks have been handed the steering wheels all the way around.

And, look to what we've been driven.

To me, the change embodied by Obama
represents a long-awaited backlash to our country's shamefully blind trust on the guys who did nothing but talk the talk. To them, I say, keep walking... off a cliff.