Saturday, December 10, 2011

Obama and Sully Sullenberger

If you are one of the three individuals following this blog, then you may remember that in February 2009 I wrote (see below) that perhaps Sully Sullenberger's heroic and competent action which saved the occupants of US Airways Flight 1549, a week before Obama's inauguration, could be a sign of Obama's presidency, in which all we can hope for is that as President, he could guide us in our plunge (economic) to earth in a way that at least kept us from obliteration.

Yesterday, in an interview with CBS, President Obama said this: "No matter how well we're steering the ship, if the boat's rocking back and forth, and people are getting sick, they're being buffeted by the winds and the rain. At a certain point if you ask them, 'Are you enjoying the ride right now?', folks are gonna say, 'No.' And [if you ask them], 'Do you think the captain's doing a good job?', people are gonna say, 'You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies, at this point.' And I don't control the weather. What I can control are the policies we're putting in place to make a difference in people's lives.' "

It's been almost 3 years. What do you think?


Blogger Jan Minton said...

Hi Philip, I have just been reeding your blog - so that's 4. : | Forgive me because your work and writing s helped Guide me through storm(s) since 1987ish.
There is a phrase or comment I have heard many times relating to the years after the Great Depression and President Roosevelt's response to such a traumatic tragic situation in our country at that time. For better or worse (whose to say)?, he did the best Damn Captain Kirk job anyone could have... I've read quotes of folks such as "your going to ruin us!", but the most consistent I read was something like this: "I may not agree or even like these things you are doing....., but I'm sure glad it's you who are the President right now".


That is how I feel about my president Barack Obama. Except I admire him more than I can express and it makes me feel so proud that he is our first Black American President.
That piece you wrote reminded me of this. Thank you, Jan

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