Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gary Wills on the Perils of Bill

This essay by Garry Wills from yesterday's New York Times is worth a read and give helpful historical perspective on why the founders decided to vest executive power in one person (and not, in the Roman mode in a triumvirate). He reminds us of the perils of a dual presidency as borne out by the unaccountable current Vice Presidency and paints a cautionary tale of, as Mitt Romney put it, Bill Clinton "with nothing to do." Wills uses the adjective "energetic" vis-a-vis Bill, twice and it didn't seem to be a good thing in the context Wills provides.

Read it here.

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