Perhaps, it was reading about the paucity of men and women with experience in the real-world of job creation coupled with this article about Donald Berwick’s associations last night that caused me to take note of this fragment from Sophocles’ play about the “lesser” Ajax:
Kings are wise because of the company of wise men.
Would it not then follow that kings become fools with the company of foolish men? Haven’t I seen something like this in Proverbs before?
INSPIRED BY THE COMMENTS: Gene in Pennsylvania reminded me of something else I had seen on the web related to this post:
Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that President Obama’s political advisers are out of touch with average Americans and need to “spend some time outside Washington.”
“The people around the president have really misjudged what goes on elsewhere in the country, other than Washington,” Dean told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I don’t think this is true of the president, but I do think his people, his political people, have got to go out and spend some time outside Washington for a while.”
But, Howard, by Sophocles’ standards, Obama is out of touch with the rest of the country.