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Barack Obama, David Cameron And A Dead Cat

by | 27th, July 2008

OBAMANIA Watch – Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news

BARACK Obama and David Cameron have been chatting. And – guess what? – they thought they were talking off the record and the massive fuzzy boom mike held by ABC News’ man on the scene was just a ball of fluff, a sleeping cat, Obama halo buffer, an elephant’s ear bud, a French tourist, Noel Edmonds…
David Cameron: “You should be on the beach. You need a break. Well, you need to be able to keep your head together”

Barack Obama: “You’ve got to refresh yourself”

DC: “Do you have a break at all?”

BO: “I have not. I am going to take a week in August. But I agree with you that somebody, somebody who had worked in the White House who – not Clinton himself, but somebody who had been close to the process – said that, should we be successful, that actually the most important thing you need to do is to have big chunks of time during the day when all you’re doing is thinking. And the biggest mistake that a lot of these folks make is just feeling as if you have to be”

DC: “These guys just chalk your diary up”

BO: “Right. In 15 minute increments…”

DC: “We call it the dentist’s waiting room. You have to scrap that because you’ve got to have time.”

BO: “And, well, and you start making mistakes, or you lose the big picture. Or you lose a sense of, I think you lose a feel”

DC: “Your feeling. And that is exactly what politics is all about. The judgment you bring to make decisions”

BO: “That’s exactly right. And the truth is that we’ve got a bunch of smart people, I think, who know ten times more than we do about the specifics of the topics. And so if what you’re trying to do is micromanage and solve everything then you end up being a dilettante but you have to have enough knowledge to make good judgments about the choices that are presented to you”

Who is at the beach on holiday..?

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