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State Dinner or Government Hypocrisy? November 30, 2009

Posted by Roger Rickard in Uncategorized.
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The Obama Administration says “do as I say, not as I do.” For an example, let’s look at the recent State Dinner at the White House. A State Dinner is really an elegant special event. Black tie and ball gowns, pomp and circumstance, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, excellent food and wine, and fabulous entertainment in an elegant White House setting.

You may be asking yourself what is wrong with an elegant State Dinner – and I agree that under normal circumstances there is nothing wrong with using this type of special event to advance our countries objectives. I really encourage the use of special events and strategic meetings to move forward one’s cause. The White House in fact said the purpose of the dinner was to create a greater strategic alliance with India and define the partnership for the 21st Century. These are commendable objectives with which I have no squabble. It’s not the objectives of the event or the event itself that I have issue with, it is the hypocrisy of the Obama Administration to regulate to certain US businesses, and recommend to others, what they can and can not do to advance their strategic objectives. The government has limited US businesses from conducting normal business practices by using one of the great strategic tools available; either a special event or meeting, to advance their tactical relationships with their employees and customers. Hypocrisy is when you do as I say, not as I do.