Still Un-Managing

July 24, 2009 at 11:56 pm 2 comments

We made a decision some time ago to avoid too many political diatribes on these august (web)pages. I feel compelled to re-enter the fray this one time due to a recent occurrence that brings to mind President Obama’s poor managerial skills.

A friend of President Obama, prominent Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, was arrested when someone called 911 as he tried to enter his house without a key. He cried racism. Obama commented that he was unaware of the facts of the case, but believed the Cambridge Police acted “stupidly.”

Since then various law enforcement organizations have cried foul, many have vouched for the quality and effectiveness of the arresting officer, and the local district attorney has contemplated releasing recordings that could actually paint Gates in a very poor light if the arresting officer’s assertions are true.

This isn’t the first time that the President has waded into waters far too shallow for his situation. Since his initial poor statements he has made an effort to clarify, but it is still emblematic of his generally poor record on issues that are ultimately inconsequential to the office. I’d worry less if it wasn’t the first time, and I suspect it will not be the last.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jim kokoris  |  July 25, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I tend to agree with your post. The President never should have gotten involved in this mess. I am a supporter, but he has to pick his spots.

  • 2. pzlee  |  July 29, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I agree. The President missed an opportunity when instead of diffusing the accusations of racism he jumped into the fray inciting a divisive discussion of the subject. President Obama lost his chance to prove himself a uniting force in our country.


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