Here’s a great email I just received from a friend:
Obama’s views on this would be much more credible if he ascribed his own accomplishments to luck. He didn’t merit admission to Harvard; that was given to him. He didn’t merit being editor of the law review; that was given to him. He didn’t merit election to the Senate, his party’s nomination, or his election as President. Those were given to him. He didn’t get there on smarts, effort or ability.
“ I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”
But strangely, Obama seems to think he’s pretty smart. He seems to think that it makes a difference whether his ideas are implemented or not. If someone else would do just as well in the Oval Office, why doesn’t he go write another autobiography?
Let me tell him something. If he signed a huge stimulus bill, he didn’t write that, Nancy Pelosi wrote that. If he signed a huge financial reform bill, he didn’t write that, Barney Frank wrote that. If he signed a huge healthcare bill, he didn’t write that, Max Baucus wrote that.