Thursday, June 24, 2010
You Don't Say!
I'm often reminded of something the great Bob Barker once said. He offered that the secret to being a good game show host isn't what you say. It's what you don't say. Barker often encountered nervous contestants, and ones who really didn't understand what "The Price is Right" is all about. It would have been very easy to have fun at their expense, but Barker held off, because he didn't want to come across as mean, insensitive, and self centered.
That brings us to General Stanley McChrystal. In a Rolling Stone article, McChrystal blasted his bosses, including the president over their handling of the war in Afghanistan.
McChrystal might be right. He might be an excellent general, but going public with a squabble involving your boss is downright stupid. It's okay to disagree. Do it behind closed doors.
McChrystal fired? You Don't Say!
AT 12:00 AM