Thrusting Leadership Upon the President

Posted: Feb 25, 2013 8:23 PM

Marc Thiessen's advice to the GOP for addressing potential political fallout over the sequest is as simple as it is elegant: Through legislation, give the President authority to make the sequester cuts however he deems fit.

As Bob Woodward has repoted, the sequester was the President's idea, so its implementation might as well be of his design, as well.

Republicans from Marsha Blackburn to Bobby Jindal have complained about the President's failure to show "leadership."  Well, to paraphrase Shakespeare, some are born leaders, some achieve leadership, and some have leadership thrust upon them.  The GOP's smartest move is at least to ensure that the President falls at least in the third category.