14 December 2011

Does Arrogancy Qualify One For Academia?


At least one Democrat member of Congress appears to think so:

After observing President Obama for the last three years, it has become obvious to me that the president might prefer to be a university professor rather than do the job he holds today. While he might not realize that he feels this way, the evidence is very clear to those who work with or watch him closely. 

And . . .
President Obama projected an arrogant “I’m right, you’re wrong” demeanor . . . 

And . . . 

One former administration official told me directly that the people in the White House “NEVER TALK TO REAL PEOPLE.” Another former Obama staffer confided to me that it was clear to him that the president didn’t mind giving speeches (lectures), but really avoided personal contact with members of Congress and folks outside the Beltway. [Sound familiar? Not only outside the Beltway, but outside academia - not much difference of course - both appear to be detached from the real world.]

More here.

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Interesting...and not surprising that the people he works with feel this way. The people he works FOR feel this way too.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, rather aloof and detached with no real world experience.