Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Slate's "summary judgement" rounds up the reviews of the Clinton book, including...

And in the Kansas City Star, John Mark Eberhart issues an unequivocal rave: Clinton "comes off as eminently human," he writes. "She worries about her hair. Her poor vision. Her backside."

It's striking to me that "eminently human" is seen as an "uneqivical rave" for the memoirs of a U.S. Senator rather than damning with faint praise. And it's part of the culture the Clintons helped create.

We don't want our leaders to have bold vision, skill at building consensus, or excellence in execution. No, we want them to be like us, and have the same concerns we do.

And we wonder why we end up with leaders we get.
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