“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wonderboy's Recent Leisure Time Activities

There's been much made of Wonderboy's recent leisurely fiddling while the world burns around him. Whether it was his excessive golfing, dutiful completion of his NCAA selections while Qaddafi bombed his own people, or his excursion to Rio this weekend, critics and defenders alike are up in arms.

Even the venerable Shelby Steele actually penned a defense of the First Rookie's extra-curricular pursuits in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal.

I believe these defenders misunderstand the real source of the critics of Wonderboy's recent behaviors.

It's his intransigence and total lack of leadership on anything that has stirred the ire of voters and pundits alike.

From the budget impasse to Egypt, Libya, Japan's post-tsunami nuclear facility challenges, our president has been MIA on them all.

Nobody begrudges the presumptive leader of the free world some time off from the stresses of doing his job.

But we're talking about a guy who's not doing the job. So much so that it's questionable that he, or America, is the leader of the free world.

That's why people are critical and upset. Libya explodes, its dictator murders his own people, but Wonderboy can't be bothered to quit the links for a few hours and enunciate a workable, effective policy of US leadership on a no-fly zone, or whatever else would cause Qaddafi to leave before butchering more of his own populace.

American inaction matters, and, even moreso, our president's.

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