Thursday, September 17, 2009

17 September 2009

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
- Vincent Lombardi

WOD: Rest day!

Here's a thought provoking read I found today: Yale Law School professor Bruce Ackerman's op-ed piece about abolishing the position of White House Counsel.

"Obama should return to the traditional system in which presidents depended on the Justice Department for their legal advice. The White House Counsel dates only to 1943, when Sam Rosenman became the first to have the title - and he was President Roosevelt's principal speechwriter, not a legal advisor. Succeeding presidents followed FDR's model. Before Richard Nixon was faced with impeachment and then-Counsel John Dean hired five assistants, the White House Counsel didn't even have a staff."

Interesting stuff. Read it in it's entirety here.

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