#rsrh QotD, Pride Is The Devil’s Favorite Sin, Mister President edition.

Via AoSHQ, via Jim Geraghty: Barack Obama demonstrating the same humility and self-awareness that served his party so well in 2010.

When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with [Barack Obama] in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said.

This must burn Plouffe’s soul like acid every time that he hears this vignette repeated. Because he knows and I know that without David Plouffe Barack Obama would be a two-term Senator right now – and probably running for President again, which is admittedly something that Obama would preferring to be doing anyway.  Because, apparently, running for re-election is hard: when you’ve been President for a while and want the job for a while longer then wicked people expect you to explain your past behavior, instead of giving you a new and exciting job higher up the ladder…