The answer: “The price of greatness is responsibility.”– Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (1874-1965)
The question: “What is the leadership lesson least likely to be learned by the Bush administration?”
Can you imagine how refreshing it would be to hear our President take responsibility for the failure of a coordinated national response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster? To admit that mistakes were made? To actually assume the mantle of leadership inherent in the office he holds?
W’s consistent inability to respond appropriately – sans smirks and ill-timed jokes – with words (ANY words, even mangled ones) that convey empathy and understanding, is damning evidence of his inability to lead. Even his staunchest supporters must cringe in disbelief to hear him blather to storm victims in Mississippi, “We’re gonna rebuild Trent Lott’s home and it’s gonna be big and beautiful again.”
WTF!? and Dick Cheney couldn’t get back from his vacation in Wyoming until Friday? What is wrong with these people?
Please, I really want to know how anyone who voted for this administration less than a year ago can continue to feel good about that decision. Especially those of you who were ‘undecided’ prior to entering the voting booth and went with W because you attributed higher moral values to him, whatever that means. Excuse the profanity, but have you found your f**king brains yet?