That sounds pretty reasonable to me. Nobody talking about making other countries illegal and blowing them up.
"These guys just chalk your diary up," said Cameron, referring to a packed schedule.
"Right," Obama said. "In 15 minute increments …"
"We call it the dentist's waiting room," Cameron said. "You have to scrap that because you've got to have time."
"And, well, and you start making mistakes," Obama said, "or you lose the big picture. Or you lose a sense of, I think you lose a feel-- "
"Your feeling," interrupted Cameron. "And that is exactly what politics is all about. The judgment you bring to make decisions."
"That's exactly right," Obama said. "And the truth is that we've got a bunch of smart people, I think, who know ten times more than we do about the specifics of the topics. And so if what you're trying to do is micromanage and solve everything then you end up being a dilettante but you have to have enough knowledge to make good judgments about the choices that are presented to you."
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Why to Like Obama
ABC News has a blog post about an "open microphone" catching Barak Obama and British Tory leader David Cameron. Instead of the usual embarrassing stuff which happens when politicians are talking to one another off the record, we get this: