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Gas Tax

May 1, 2008

Howard Wolfson, in defending Clinton’s gas tax plan–which is pretty much universally decried by experts–defended the position today as leadership by saying:

“The presidency requires leadership… There are times when the president does something that the group of experts, quote unquote, does not agree with.”

This somehow reminds me of a President who went forward with a war in Iraq despite what many experts thought. Admittedly, this is a harsh and even unfair comparison, but bullheaded leadership that experts oppose isn’t always the solution–even if it will score you political points in an upcoming election.

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  1. George permalink
    May 2, 2008 12:02 am

    If Hillary has correctly judged the wisdom of the American voting majority, I guess we deserve her.

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