|The Only Implement in Maureen Dowd's Toobox|
Because when all you see is binary, nuance is lost on you.
Dowd has never worked in the real world with real bosses who have to negotiate between competing views. Her vision is of an authoritarian President, like Dick Cheney, says more about her psychological daddy fixation hang-ups than it does about Obama's skills.As a community organizer, Obama developed impressive empathetic gifts. But now he is misusing them. It’s not enough to understand how everybody in the room thinks. You have to decide which ones in the room are right, and stand with them. A leader is not a mediator or an umpire or a convener or a facilitator.
Why does she still have a job?