Tuesday, January 20, 2009




Poet said...

Is this the rise of the Jedi come to vanquish the Sith? (whoops, my geek is showing)

Jack Snider said...

Heh, I know what you mean. Being products of a culture that wants to frame everything in such stark terms,it's hard not to joke about things that way. We've been given plenty of reason to do it.

The last eight years have been awful and it's a relief to move forward. I realize Obama's just a man and a politician. I'm not expecting miracles and I'm irritated when people(not you) suggest that I think otherwise. No doubt, in the coming years he will say and do things I don't agree with and every attempt will be made to "knock him down" by many of the same people who "raised him up". I still think he's the best person for the job at this time.

Here's part of an interview with Warren Buffett who says it better than I could:

SUSIE GHARIB, ANCHOR, NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT: Are we overly optimistic about what President Obama can do?

WARREN BUFFETT, CHAIRMAN, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY: Well I think if you think that he can turn things around in a month or three months or six months and there's going to be some magical transformation since he took office on the 20th that can't happen and wouldn't happen. So you don't want to get into Superman-type expectations. On the other hand, I don't think there's anybody better than you could have had; have in the presidency than Barack Obama at this time. He understands economics. He's a very smart guy. He's a cool rational-type thinker. He will work with the right kind of people. So you've got the right person in the operating room, but it doesn't mean the patient is going to leave the hospital tomorrow.

Here's the whole thing:

Boba Buffett