Kyle Wingfield, writing at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, discusses the University of Iowa’s awarding of a scholarship based on skill at being a twit on twitter:
During the past several years, quality leadership has been lacking in too many aspects of American life. The people at the top have let us down. Rather than asking too much of them, I wonder if the problem is that we ask too little as we select them.
Putting style or form above substance is rampant in our slogan-obsessed politics. Complain all you want about the vagueness and vacuity of “hope and change,” but Obama didn’t invent the bumper sticker.
Staying with politics, the problem may be not only how we select our leaders but how narrowly we cast the field.