Here’s the latest opinion piece I wrote for Politico.
When the White House last week announced that Obama would observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings – in private – it occurred to me that the president was developing a nasty and dangerous case of hubris.
From the piece:
That Obama assumed Americans would want an iconic photo of him privately mourning the victims of the bombings was emblematic of a kind of hubris that has enveloped the president and his White House as the president commences his second term.
Hubris in a leader is an obnoxious thing, leading to imperiousness in governing. And it’s also a dangerous thing for a second-term president, often spelling trouble.
Unfortunately, this president’s acts of high handedness and self-absorption have been accumulating in the past several months at a blistering pace.
I hope you have a chance to take a look!