Oct
09
2013

To follow up on that post from yesterday: yes, I would speak to @BarackObama off the record.

IF that was the only way to get President Obama to sit down, shut up, and actually listen to criticism.  Which hopefully he got yesterday.

Which, by the way, is why I am much more accepting of conservative pundits meeting with him off the record than I am of liberal pundits doing so.  I expect the conservative ones to have their respect for the office inform their advice… and I expect the liberal ones to have their worship (and, in some cases, fear) of the man to inform their advice.  And as you might expect, I think that the former is more likely to be beneficial to the country than the latter.

Anyway, that’s my thinking on this.

Moe Lane

3 Comments

  • acat says:

    Eh. I’d like to think I could do the same, but .. well .. I can only take so much annoying, meaningless droning and *in spite of* the office, Obama doesn’t appear to have the ability to STFU and listen.
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    I suspect it would rapidly become pointless for me to remain.
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    Mew

  • qixlqatl says:

    Yeah, I have to stand by what I said yesterday. No way could I keep it “respectful”, because the man is so contemptible.

  • Leptopus says:

    Was the purpose of the meeting so he could seek advice? I would have though he just wanted to try and get the reporters to say things he wanted them to say.

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