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)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Obama tries charm offensive on group of top executives

“Mr. Obama began the meeting with an olive branch. “Those of you around the table represent why America is unique, what is best about our entrepreneurial spirit, and I want to dispel any notion that we want to inhibit your success,” he told the assembled corporate chiefs, according to an administration official who was in the room and would speak only on the grounds of anonymity. “We want to be boosters because when you do well, America does well.”
Amazing. Does he really think he’s been hard on business? Who rescued who in the recession? Who will be handing out bonuses at Christmas?

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