Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Getting along with the Lilliputians

“Obama’s problem is that he is not insecure,” one Democratic member of Congress recently told The New York Times. “He always believes he is the smartest person in any room and never feels the sense of panic that makes a good politician run scared all the time.”
—Konrad Yakabuski, “A President too confident for his own good,” The Globe and Mail, November 4, 2010
 No wonder Stephen Harper and Barack Obama get along.

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