28 May 2004
There's a little strip of paper hanging in my office with the following equation:
1 manager = 1,000,000 micromanagers
Rounded down from 1,048,576, if you insist.
It's not George W. Bush's style to micromanage things, which prompted this remark from Andrea Harris:
The delegation thing is a method of governance, one which is not unique to Bush. Personally I think it is a more sensible approach to the job than the sort of micromanagement said to be the technique of a Former President Who I Will Not Name, but YMMV. I find it interesting, however, that this has become a favorite criticism of the anti-Bush contingent. In that, and in the accusations of intellectual inadequacies, I sense a whiff of wistful yearning for something more of a Leader than representative democracy can supply.
A Dear Leader, perhaps? Given the tendency of the "anti-Bush contingent" to fall along the Democratic Party / Big Government axis well, what could be Bigger than our very own despot?
Oh, that's right; they think we have one. Sorry I missed all those people thrown into prison for posting anti-Bush messages.