Thursday, October 2, 2008

143 DAYS

You couldn't get a job at McDonald's and become district manage rafter 143 days of experience.
You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon. You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.
You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.
You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.
BUT....
From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan.
143 days.
We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start! AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and are campaigning for him.
We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America?
Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!

2 comments:

slugger said...

Experience is not always a good predictor of success. For example, Lou Piniella had been a successful baseball player and a successful manager in previous years, as well as for the Cubs this year, but he failed to manage them beyond the first round of the playoffs.

I've been singing my whole life (33 years) and have been well paid for doing so...but that in no way qualifies me to be a conductor of a choir.

Obama may not have experience, but McCain's experience is not a good indicator of decent leadership ability.

Jenny Shankle said...

Amen!