Everything I ever learned about leadership I learned from a Chief Petty Officer
He didn’t have to say that. But he did. Chief Petty Officers are the career enlisted professionals of the Navy since 1893. Their job is to get the job done, train their Sailors, and grow the junior officer assigned to them. Generally, they don’t have a college degree, but they have learned through experience how to deal with the people in their charge, and those | Read More »
Ch..Ch.. Ch.. Changes
Here’s my response to “Jeff” at the Pajamas Media post “Obama, Palin, and the Meaning of ‘Change’” My response below doesn’t seem to post, so I’ll put it here, it was too much work to lose I’m going to take this one head-on. Jeff, take a look in places other than left-wing blogs or even the MSM. (Jeff the commenter is in bold) What most | Read More »
Has the press seen the light?
The press went more than a little nuts for about a week and a half, then realized that they were making fools of themselves and just as abruptly stopped in the past couple of days. They didn’t get more objective, however, they just stop being hysterical about it. They went back to where they were before it all started, not blatant but subtly slanted to | Read More »
McCain congratulated Obama for his nomination. It was a classy thing to do. The video and the response from the Obama campaign can be seen here: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/08/obama-campaig-1.html. I hadn’t seen Obama’s response on TV. It’s easy to miss, as I record a lot and watch on weekends, so I could have missed it. So I went to Obama’s youtube channel, figuring they’d have it there. | Read More »
Thought process and leadership
Tom Maguirehas a good point: Obama was wrong about the surge while McCain was right, but by and large I think the case could be made (but not by me!) that Obama is by far the more thoughtful and reflective of the two candidates and far more disposed to listen to a range of advice. My guess is that he would have a broader and | Read More »
Thoughts on Palin’s introduction
She can certainly give a speech. I rate it at or above Obama’s acceptance speech last night. Why is it the Democrats talk about the little guy, but the Republicans live it? Neat fact: Both McCain and Palin have sons who ENLISTED in the military (Marine Corps and army respectively). Does that show elitism? They have a personal stake in the outcome of Iraq and | Read More »
That giant sucking sound….
Kudos to the McCain campaign, they have been extremely shrewd scheduling the VP announcement for today. It was designed to steal the thunder from Obama no matter who he picked, if only for the simple fact everyone would be wondering just WHO he will pick and not analyzing and promoting the Obama platform. But this, this is made of pure, unvarnished, 200 proof AWESOME. The | Read More »