The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 May 2004

Taking dictation

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.

Posted at 1:48 PM to Political Science Fiction


make broad generalization... mock broad generalization... are we getting tired of this game yet?

Lte me know when we return to the realm of critical thinking and thouhtful analysis.

I repeat, GI-GO.

Posted by: bruce at 12:11 AM on 29 May 2004

I love it when people try to tell other people how to blog.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:22 PM on 29 May 2004