December 16, 2008

THIS ONE BELONGS ON THE FUNNY PAGES:

How to Burst a Bubble (Richard Cohen, December 16, 2008, Washington Post)

Obama has often mentioned The Bubble. "This is a problem," he told ABC's Barbara Walters last month. "One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation -- the bubble that exists around the president."

Inside The Bubble, as Obama well knows, lurks a further danger: groupthink. Obama has used this Orwellian word himself. "One of the dangers in a White House, based on my reading of history, is that you get wrapped up in groupthink, and everybody agrees with everything and there's no discussion and there are no dissenting views," he said this month.


A Beltway pundit warning others about the danger of groupthink and being isolated from the rest of the country is just priceless.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2008 10:33 AM
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