After looking at the picture in the previous post, and watching Obama on 60 Minutes (hey, how about that; I actually watched something on TV that didn’t come off a DVD and wasn’t sports!), I realize I do have an emotional reaction to the next prez.
It’s always seemed intolerably stupid to vote for a candidate because he’s the kinda guy you’d want to have a beer with, but in my case it’s that he’s the kind of a guy I’d want to work for. (Hey, come January, I will be working for him. Modulo N levels of intervening management.) But he seems like someone I’d want as a direct boss. Organized, confident, intelligent, and cheerful. Probably (hopefully!) a sonofabitch if you screw up, but that’s okay. It’s bosses like that who can change, oh, say, the Hubble Space Telescope from a national embarrasment to the best-loved science facility ever.
Now let’s hope that reaction is correct.