Saturday, February 28, 2009

QOTD

Matthew Continetti in the March 2nd Weekly Standard:
Recently the world's highest-paid baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, admitted that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during the early part of this decade. A reporter asked President Obama for his reaction to the news. "You know what?" Obama said. "There are no shortcuts. . .When you try to take shortcuts, you may end up tarnishing your entire career."

Bunk. In the age of irresponsibility, when you take a shortcut, you end up with $275 million from the New York Yankees.
MORE:

Blogger Tom Carter in comments: "I'm sorry...I just have trouble stifling a grin when I see President Obama talking about not taking shortcuts on the way to the top."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let him keep the money, but take away his awards.

Tom Carter said...

I'm sorry...I just have trouble stifling a grin when I see President Obama talking about not taking shortcuts on the way to the top.

Carl said...

Anony:

The question is whether to attach an asterisk to his HRs (and to the records of other juicers). I'm undecided--what about you?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I'm on that already.
http://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2009/02/way-hr-list-should-be.html

Carl said...

AVI's juice-equalized list feels right to me. But, I still prefer an asterisk to any (at least somewhat subjective) adjustment.

bobn said...

I just have trouble stifling a grin when I see President Obama talking about not taking shortcuts on the way to the top.

It's not so much about shortcuts. It's that Obama is the Damien Thorn of american politics. Something bizarre and awful happens to anybody who gets in his way.