Friday, May 8, 2009

The Butcher Test

President Nixon liked to quote William Gladstone, the 19th century British prime minister who said that the first requisite of an effective leader was being a good butcher. RN didn't always pass the test -- but Obama does as he accepts the resignation of the military aide responsible for buzzing Manhattan with a Presidential 747.

1 comment:

Fred said...

RN simply could not pass that test because he never could forsake loyal people. In the book of Lord Conrad Black one can read what effect the death of his two brothers had on him. That gives an explanation for with he did for his fellow navy men in the Pacific and later for the POW's and the country.