Calgary Sun | 21Feb2010 | Orest Slepokura

Barack needs some zen

President Obama is richly deserving of a new title: Waffler-in-Chief. First, he scolds bankers for their fat bonuses, then insists they’re a “savvy” lot who’ve earned every penny. First, he plans for Manhattan criminal trials for alleged 9/11 terrorists; then second-guesses himself on the wisdom of proceeding with them. And so on. Obama would do well to adopt the sage advice of the Zen masters: When you walk, walk; when you sit, sit, but above all, don’t wobble. Wobbling -- or waffling -- projects weakness.

Orest Slepokura

(His road is rocky these days.)