No, not a post on height. Today the world lost a giant, Coretta Scott-King. And tonight a midget, George W. Bush, will address the country. It bothers me on a fundamental level. I feel cheated, like I got the bad end of a trade. I want, and deserve, to be able to admire our leaders, to look up to them as an example to emulate. And what I get is an over-age, average frat boy with delusions of greatness.
I know that great people do not always make great leaders. Jimmy Carter, one of my absolute heroes, is a great, great man. He was a pretty bad president. Bill Clinton is a truly flawed man, but a good leader. I just want to not have a flawed man who is also a bad president. We should be able to do better.