That’s Not Leadership


We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.

That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.

Barack Obama, May 16, 2008

Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

The New York Times, January 28, 2009

  1 comment for “That’s Not Leadership

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    30 Jan 2009 at 10:32 am

    i guess he misses chicago weather.

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