Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It Took An Obama To Nail An Osama


I waited for all the hoopla to die down before weighing in on what Osama bin Laden's death means for President Obama, so here goes...

The right man was in the captain's chair at the right time. His actions belie a coolness...no, a steeliness, that many would have you believe is limited to professorial paralysis.  In billiards, "if you study long, you study wrong."  His aim was as steady as was his resolve was to keep a campaign promise to hunt Osama down wherever he would be found. In the right guy, those traits can lead to greatness.

This will be a hard act to follow.  Political capital from this success will be short-lived. There are so many other hurdles to overcome (jobs, jobs, and jobs) that 14 months from now, this will be a footnote he dare not beat the electorate over the head with when heading into November 2012.

My mother used to say "One kind act does not a saint make."  A week from now, the birthers may devolve into a conspiracy conversation with themselves about whether Osama was really buried at sea or brought back to lie the secret bowels of the Smithsonian.  Or, others will want to credit every actor in this play except the lead, relegating President Obama to nothing more than  being a bit player lucky to be in the right place at the right time Wait for it....

To get back on point, it's hard to find fault with the flawlessness of the moment, but it is just that...a moment, one we gloriously inhale for as long as our lungs will hold, only to eventually realize that what goes in that way must surely come out someway.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks President Obama!!!! Keep doing your job and protect the American people even the ungrateful ones.