Thursday, September 15, 2011

A fine article on a journalist's interactions with a President before, during, and after being in office

The American Scholar: Dubya and Me - Walt Harrington

As he talked, I even thought about an old Saturday Night Live skit in which an amiable, bumbling President Ronald Reagan, played by Phil Hartman, goes behind closed doors to suddenly become a masterful operator in total charge at the White House. The transformation in Bush was that stunning to me.

Read the rest here  and be reminded that no matter how much we may agree or disagree politically with a President these people are dealing with complexity,  pressure and responsibility that most of us cannot possibly imagine.

1 comment:

Mary Lynne said...

I thought that this was a really remarkable article; I'm glad that you posted the link, even if I was weeks behind in seeing it.