Obama – Harvard Man
Taegan Goddard passes on a Bloomberg report that President Obama has thus far brought eleven Harvard professors to join his administration, “the most since the Kennedy White House.” This isn’t surprising, really. Obama’s a technocrat and enlisting top level college professors, who must be “the best and the brightest,” is natural.
The problem, as Dave Schuler noted on last night’s episode of OTB Radio and regularly here and at The Glittering Eye, is that these people tend not to have much practical experience at, say, running a business. I don’t mean that to be insulting — I’m a PhD who works at a think tank, after all. But a mix of academics and those with more “real world” experiece is probably best.