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Opening Arguments

Picky, picky

So now President Obama shows us what happens when we choose someone with theoretical knowledge but no real experience. He must rely on formulas that lead to the easy and most obvious answers, failing to take into account the probability of unintended consequences and unexpected deviations from the pattern. So his "brilliant plan" falls apart and even his supporters start to wonder why they considered him so smart in the first place -- he is merely an eloquent amateur way out of his depth:

Obama picked all four No. 1 No. 1 seeds to reach the Final Four in Houston, but Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Duke and Kansas have all been eliminated during a wild NCAA tournament filled with upsets.

Oh, I'm sorry, did you think I was talking about something else?


Tim Zank
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 9:42am

Certainly is an apt comparison in r/e Hopey's prognostication powers.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 10:07am

In fairness -- and I know that's a bit out of bounds for the President -- the selection committee (presumed to know more about these things) got it just as wrong.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 3:57pm

Tim, I realize you dislike the president, but the one thing he is beyond any dispute is intelligent.
Do you even know what it means to edit the Harvard Law Review? Of course you don't.
I'm sure your SATs tower over the president's.

Tim Zank
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 4:13pm

LittleJohn, I know many people that are "intelligent" and even some one could describe as "brilliant" that still don't have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

You may be correct in your assumption that I don't know what it "means" to edit The Harvard Law Review, however I do know 2+2=4 which is apparently waaaaay above the head of the Anointed One.

Intelligence and intelligent decisions are most assuredly not mutually exclusive.

Harl Delos
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 9:56am

Knowing how to add 2+2 is worthless unless you know WHEN to add 2+2.

If you add 2 lions and 2 lambs, you don't end up with 4 animals, you end up with 2.