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bijou
11-06-2010, 02:59 PM
Why not? Zeus would clearly rather be out doing the stuff he’s good at, like campaigning or playing golf or cooking up increasingly complex metaphors involving cars and Slurpees to explain the American political landscape. As Will Smith once said, “Barack Obama as a person is a fantastic individual, but Barack Obama as an idea marks an evolutionary flash point for humanity.” Let him go be an “idea” while someone else deals with the bricks-and-mortar stuff.

It’s not like that’s what we elect presidents to do, right?

The country’s chief executive officer needs a chief operating officer to run the day-to-day government, to cut through budget battles, political fiefdoms, parochialism and inertia to assist the president in keeping this country moving. Let the president’s chief of staff manage the White House – an enormous responsibility in itself. We need a chief operating officer to manage everything else…

Several recent examples of government action and inaction underscore the need for a COO. Few would dispute that the Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to perform during the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and that the Minerals Management Service fell far short of its mission leading up to the Deepwater Horizon crisis this year. The COO would be responsible for ensuring that such situations do not happen again…

The choice of the first COO will be critical for the future of the office, much as the selection of the first president shaped that office for our nation. Fortunately, an ideal candidate comes to mind: New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He is a man of well-documented business savvy who has also exhibited an ability to apply private-sector know-how to a diverse government enterprise. He has experience with public budgets and managing private-sector payrolls. His political status as an independent makes him uniquely nonpartisan in an age of vicious factions.

President Obama has the authority to create the position of COO within the executive branch, but he should consult with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and ask their support for legislation to create a statutory position that would remain after he left office, much like that of the chairman of the Federal Reserve or the secretary of the Treasury. ...
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/05/bob-kerrey-hey-lets-hire-someone-to-run-the-government-for-obama/

Hmm... a Constitutional Monarch? Wasn't there a bit of a fight about that sort of thing once? :D

fettpett
11-06-2010, 03:18 PM
hey Bob, how about that little thing called the CONSTITUTION!! dipshit lib

m00
11-06-2010, 03:53 PM
this is satire, right

bijou
11-06-2010, 03:59 PM
this is satire, right

No, I'm afraid not, Bob has lost faith in Obama.

Federal government needs a chief operating officer


By Bob Kerrey, Mark L. Alderman and Howard Schweitzer
Friday, November 5, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/04/AR2010110406882.html

m00
11-06-2010, 04:30 PM
No, I'm afraid not, Bob has lost faith in Obama.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/04/AR2010110406882.html

But like... isnt the point of the presidency to have a Chief Executive?

bijou
11-06-2010, 04:35 PM
But like... isnt the point of the presidency to have a Chief Executive?

You might thnk so. Of course of you ere a person who had only recently discovered that the Chief Executive you had chosen was incompetent, you might be casting around for some wild plan to save your brand. ;)