You know how liberals bash business executives when things go wrong?
Shouldn't the president be held to that standard?
Woe to the members of the management team in a corporation if
problems with a project are hidden from the chief executive when they
become known, exposing the chief executive to embarrassing public
relations surprises. Heads would roll. The board, however, would assign
the blame for such problems not primarily to the management team and
instead to the chief executive himself or herself. He hired and
supervised the team.
From that perspective, the blame for the disastrous rollout
of HealthCare.gov goes to its entire management team, to be sure, but
primarily to the chief executive on top of that project. In my view, not
only the proverbial buck stops on the chief executive’s desk, but, for
the management of this particular project, the grade of F goes there as