Quote of the Day

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 1, 2010

What’s terrifying is the possibility that he hasn’t thought seriously about the problem: that’s the downside of electing a President without long experience in Washington, or any experience as a manager.

Mark Kleiman. It’s worth noting, of course, that a bunch of people expressed similar concerns back in 2008 regarding what the President’s leadership style might be, and got viciously attacked by people like Kleiman in reply.

UPDATE: For those visiting Kleiman’s site to comment, please refrain from name-calling and insults. Taunts are unnecessary as well. Arguing one’s points politely, but firmly, ought to suffice, and usually does.

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  • peteSF

    But the people voicing that concern in 2008 were the bad people. So it’s, you know, different.

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com Rich Vail

    but then…anyone who criticizes the current occupant of the White House is labeled as a racist…so isn’t Kleiman a racist now?

  • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com Rich Vail

    Here’s the comment I put on MK’s site:

    Rich Vail says:
    December 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Mr. Kleiman, you are a racist for citizing The One. You are herewith banned from every saying anything bad about The One ever again.


    Let’s see how long it lasts

    • Pejman Yousefzadeh

      I don’t think that there is any point in taunting Kleiman, and I am not
      asking people to do so. But of course, it is amusing that two years after
      the Presidential elections, experience has suddenly become an issue. Better
      late than never, I guess, but it’s still quite late.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HWCSNSTCE5NC6PSQ52QQT5O6D4 svg1234

    The problem with Obama is not his lack of experience, rather, it’s the experiences that he HAS had.

    • http://twitter.com/5ftflirt 5ftflirt

      Both about equally, I think.

      • Assistant Village Idiot

        “The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain’t so. ” Mark Twain

    • Bvoorhees

      And his experiences have not been good.
      Thank God.

      What a disaster.

      And it is good to see Kleiman backpeddling. Next he will be for tax cuts.

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Anon

    Experience is VERY important for 2012, since, you know, Obama will be the one with it and Palin will be the one without!

    • Pejman Yousefzadeh

      We are, of course, deeply relieved that at the end of one term, the
      President will be able to claim that he has executive experience. Such a
      dramatic change from 2008.

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