Yesterday President-elect Obama made a big speech regarding economic policy. Questions followed, during which time it was suggested that his plan might need modification and that parts of it were meeting with disagreement from various quarters. Being presidential, Obama made snide remarks about those who disagreed with him, defended his positions, cut down the positions of others, and said that he would veto any bill that did not precisely meet his specified plan.
No, wait. That wasn't actually what he did.
What he actually did was say that he wanted the plan to work, and that any good idea would be included in the plan; that he didn't care where the idea came from. He said there was no "pride of ownership" in the plan. He said he welcomed ideas from all quarters.
Good heavens. Is that any way to run a country? (Well, imo yes.)