To say our president has his hands full is an understatement. But his leadership style is ideally suited for times such as these.
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The memorial event in Tucson last week was not especially memorable -- except for the fact that Obama himself gave a lengthy speech that was lavishly praised by nearly everyone. Not by me.
2011 could be an inflection point in the Capitol. New leadership in Congress. New staff at the White House. Perhaps even a new era of bipartisanship forged out of the tragedy in Arizona.
The task to draw meaning from random tragedy is a bar far higher for a president to clear than merely delivering an annual budget or State of the Union address.
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