"When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go"
New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd, likes to compare our President to Mr Spock. If you have been living under a rock or in a cave in say Afghanistan, Mr Spock, is a main character in the Star Trek Franchise. I am not sure why Maureen likens our President to Mr Spock? I myself use writing devices all the time - well Duh! If Maureen's premise is correct, that our President is like Mr Spock, and he only makes cool logical detached choices. It doesn't explain when Mr Spock goes off script because of his Human nature. Mr Spock was the result of an inter species union. Mr Spock is half Human, and half Vulcan. Mr Spock although born to a Human mother was born on Vulcan so he was an Alien to his mother's home planet. Is Maureen Dowd, telling us that President Obama is alien to Human interaction, he is above relating to Earthlings? Is she trying to tell us he is "A Brother From Another Planet" GRIN.
I think the President of the United States of America, needs to be a good chess player, and he needs to surround himself with good chess players. Playing for team USA, and by extension Team Earth. The bottom level of the chess board is the President, playing his own Democrat Party's Politics. The second - mid level our Domestic Politics, and the top level our Foreign Politics - Our National Interest.
Tonight President Obama, is going to deliver, The State of The Union Speech. From what is being leaked, it will be a strong populist speech SEE second level. The President has been paying a lot of attention to the bottom level of his chess board. Now he is turning his attention to his second level game. Who will the speech be directed at? What will the message be? President Obama, met with former President Bill Clinton a couple of weeks ago. Monica Crowley wrote about this meeting in her article, The Return Of 42. Former President Bill Clinton, has many talents, one of them is his ability to convince the American People, he could feel their pain. If President Obama is taking any advice from 42, I expect to get a nice warm tongue bath tonight ;)
In the end, my opinion stays the same, we need Government out of the Private Sector. The Government does not drive innovation, People - Human Beings drive innovation. The Government penalizes those innovators by over taxing, and over regulating them. This really isn't rocket science, although I'm sure Mr Spock, is well versed in rocket science...So what is Maureen Dowd, really trying to tell us with her comparisons of President Obama to Mr Spock? The President of the United States is a Space Cadet?