Around 11:30 minutes into this interview, Charlie Weis, The head coach of the Norte Dame football team, reminiscences over a conversation he had with Bush 43 regarding being trashed in the media.
Weis is asked something about a funny conversation he has had while being coach of Norte Dame. He says Bush 43 asked him how he handles being trashed in the media. Weis says he replies that he doesnt pay much attention to the media at all. Bush then replies, Neither do I and they share this humongous laugh. Then from there the conversation continues on and he talks about the type of player that goes to Norte Dame. Peep.
Now here we have Bush and Weis.Bush who has fucked up the country over the last 8 years. We all know about that. But take this person who has done as poor of a job at something as this man has. Then take the reason why (which I dont think alot of people look at). The reason why Bush does such a poor job is because of what he believes in and the way he believes things should be done. The result? Dont have too look too hard to see what thinking like that will get you. One of the ways you get there, clearly then, would be not even bothering to consider listening to the media. Fuck them, what do they know? They are just other people with outside opinions. Granted some overly ridiculous and based in zero truth or fact or common sense even some time.
i feel you on what your saying…..but the clear point of these two gentleman is that they actually DO NOT care what people think about their actions. a win or a loss to them is just a result of the deed- with their mindset it could have gone either way anyway, and i feel they knew that from the jump and reacted according to their own desire. they went into the situation knowing that truth, so they’re fine with whatever happens…..not a bad mindset in my opinion.
however, what you wrote and thus are implying, is that that mindset is wrong. and from your last statement, that history will ultimately tell the truth- that thinking outside of the collective leaves you what? unpopular? i could go on and on about how when 43 (i like that;) decided to go to war, that WAS the consensus- everybody was pissed about 9/11 and really didn’t give a shit who did it, they just had to show some backbone. and this weis guy. i don’t follow notre dame, so i don’t know what’s what with him. but i see from what you wrote, that he takes chances, and sometimes you don’t win in relation to that risk all the time. but he lives with that action. and when you deal with other people somebody loses, that’s just the way it is. but i don’t ever think any one is ever wrong when they go and do what they want to do. who should put that much weight on outside opinion anyway- there’s no etiquette involved.you respond (if you feel like it) and move on.
i bet you won’t lose sleep over mine;)
anyway, i really dug this.
sorry for taking so long to respond. i do value your input and you have a point. kinda.
i dont feel im saying that there POV is wrong. Im more pointing to the results. i agree with you. whos to say whos pov is wrong at the end of the day. i mean, if YOU believe what youre doing is right, and you have enough people to agree with you. Then whos really wrong?
but like i was saying. im more pointing to the results.
where did that war leave the country. lets say… yea… we did kick alot of ass and took names. brought down saddam and everything else.
however… what was the result of that? the popularity of this country took a dive. the country was only so pissed because the current president and his administration at the time, told us to be pissed.
there are always other ways to handle things.
it is true that bush could have took several other different courses of action that may have yeilded better results. By popular opinion, the iraq war wasnt a success at all.
Norte Dame has had some of there worst seasons as a school with Weis at the helm. They lost to Navy… a team the school hasnt lost to in 43 years or something like that. The previous coach was at least able to keep THAT streak going. You may not know much about football. but trust me, navy sucks. its not that they suck. its just REAL navy people playing REAL football players.
its not about wrong or right. my point is, the results and do you like them or not. or could you have gotten better results.
in these two cases. id say yes convincingly. true, they are successful people to some degree. One was the coach of a famed football program. that he happens to be currently running into the ground. but he is the coach of a famed football program and makes a ton of money.
The other, the president of the most powerful country on earth. Currently that countries future as most powerful country on earth is now in serious jeopardy thanks to him.