The question brought by the Washingtonpost.com ON LEADERSHIP team of Pearlstein and Narisetti raises a monumentally overlooked point about leadership. But probably not what you think.
Terrorism trials: Holder's middle path?
In deciding how to treat and try terrorists, Attorney General Eric Holder insisted on insulating his department from political considerations but was forced to retreat because of public outcry. What leadership lessons should he draw upon in trying to balance the sometimes-conflicting demands of legal legitimacy and political legitimacy?
One thing that is missing in Washington, in general, is the evidence of leadership. I do not look to Washington for leadership. I look to DC to listen to the voice of the people and execute their responsibilities on their, the people's, behalf. The "leadership" in Washington need to take some lessons in "followership". They would do well to follow the will of the American public, the private citizens, the voters, the tax payers, the constituency, the nation. One look at a guy like Arlen Specter and you begin to understand the problem. A.G. Holder is just another manifestation, albeit a very dangerous one, of the self righteous, self serving, self adulating bunch of progressive ninnies that have taken our constitution hostage.
The Washington Post wants to know if we think Holder sold out, caved in, whiffed at the high hard one. Probably so! Smart move. The thing is, he shouldn't have been in that situation in the first place. And there are dozens, if not hundreds, (if not President "Obeyme") who should have instructed Attorney General "Folder", terrorists, especially the kind that kill US (I miss you, Paul Harvey) get no rights, get no privilege, get no dang things at all but the business end of a boot. Why are asking questions about leadership? There is no doubt that the administration's leadership is in question. We should be asking about the overeaching effort of Obama, and his accomplices, to ignore, with disdain I might add, the unquestionable will of the people. Read almost any poll, Your Highness. There's a zillion of 'em and they all say pretty much the same thing. If you don't believe it, wait until you read the results of the polls that will be taken in future November, coming to a House and Senate near you!