President Bush’s track record of unresponsiveness in critical life saving situations requires a strong administrative defense. From Katrina to evacuating Americans from Lebanon, the Bush team stumbled badly. It continues to teeter on protecting innocent people in Lebanon from the ravages of the Israeli revenge inspired war machine.
It appears Bush sent his advisors to the kitchen as they came up with an egg timer analogy to prop up the administration’s actions. Tony Snow dished out some “wisdom”:
Everybody who wants this kind of egg-timer diplomacy, who thinks, 'OK these things ought to happen quickly,' you don't understand human nature.
Properly translated, this means “It’s our damn kitchen and stay the #$%& out of it!” As for Bush’s human nature, I understand it all too well. His lack of leadership will usher in an era of great loss for the country and the world.
Dr. Deming had this to say about the many management practices our nation’s CEO employs:
Stamp out fires, automate, computerize, M.B.O., install merit pay, rank people, best efforts, zero defects. WRONG!!!! Missing ingredient: profound knowledge.
Yes, our President is saving lives with the management equivalent of an egg timer. No wonder his record of failure is clear. Dr. Deming also said “The transformation will come from leadership”. Where is America’s when the top two don’t even understand root cause?