Once again, for the benefit of all intelligent and discerning listeners; as well as for the annoyance of the the reality-challenged community, this week's Sanity Squad Podcast has been posted at Pajamas Media Politics Central ! With the latest blatherings of former President Carter, we focus on leadership (or, in the case of Jimmy Carter, the lack of it) and how the celebrity culture we live in encourages excessive narcissism, grandiosity, and entitlement--but very little real leadership.
Most elected officials spend their time chasing polls and popularity, which leaves little room to do anything that is hard, unpopular or right. The Squad talks about the nature of good leadership and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions in the era of the rote public apology.
In fact, the mea culpa public apology and then checking into rehab is just another clever strategem elected officials have perfected in order to shirk any responsibility for his or her actions.
Join Siggy, Neo-neocon, Shrinkwrapped and I as we take no prisoners and make no apologies whatsoever on the latest podcast of The Sanity Squad.
All podcasts of The Sanity Squad can be found here; and you can also download them from iTunes. (search for Pajamas Media)
The Sanity Squad cartoon is drawn by Eric Allie, whose collection of political cartoons can be found here and here).