Two of our most favorite wizards of smart are in the news, Thomas L. Friedman, the columnist of the New York Times, and David Brooks, wizard of smart conservative columnist at the New York Times as well. They both appeared with PBS wizard of smart, Charlie Rose. One of the smartest shows on TV. It’s where you can hear people actually say, “We don’t know who this guy is,” meaning Obama, yeah, “We don’t know what books he’s read.” That’s the place to go to find the really smart people. And they’re talking about how they’re disappointed here in the Bamster, thought he was gonna be more of a leader, the sharp crease in his slacks, told Brooks that the guy was eminently qualified to be president and he’s tough minded, no nonsense, had all the answers. It hasn’t worked out that well and that way.

So here’s Charlie Rose, and he says first to Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times, “The idea of Obama leadership, has he not acted boldly where we might have wanted him to act?” So picture this. Charlie Rose, you got two wizards of smart, Friedman and Brooks, and they’re wringing their hands now because Obama was the answer, one of them, intellectual, well spoken, articulate, nuanced, serious, all of these adjectives. But where’s the boldness? Where’s the leadership? And Charlie Rose wants some guidance. He wants some insurance here. He wants to be told that everything’s okay. So he turns to a fellow wizard of smart, Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times, and says, “Thomas, has the president not acted boldly where we might have wanted him to act?”

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