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  • Arrogance in the Executive

    06/05/2010 5:59:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 577+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 14, 2010 | Andrew B. Wilson
    Real leadership means never having to say youÂ’re the boss. There is no surer sign of weakness and insecurity than the repeated assertion of your own power and authority. This truth has somehow eluded Barack Obama. Hence the unending (and off-putting) self-puffery in his recent presidential press conference. Again and again, the president felt obliged to remind us of the centrality of his own position in responding to the Gulf oil spill, as if this would counteract the horrible pictures of thousands of gallons of oil gushing out of the ocean floor. Quoth the president: The American people should know...