|He's the one on the left.|
It got me thinking that what we need in America are more and better plutocrats, those wealthy, hard-headed, spats-clad men of business who knew how to get things done. These are the men who made America great and rich. Here a couple more great tycoons of the classic movie era. A picture begins to emerge.
|Edward Arnold, Meet John Doe (1941) -- tough, mean, lonely, even duplicitous, |
but not some dope to be cowed by political correctness.
|Eugene Pallette, My Man Godfrey (1936) -- A risk-taker who nearly pays for it severely, |
but at least he doesn't go around sniveling for a government bailout.
That's the kind of stout and stouthearted stuff we need nowadays. Who do we have instead? Business leaders like Apple's CEO Tim Cook:
For the love of Pete, Tuschman! You run Food Network! You don't have to assume Greenstreet proportions, but you might look like you enjoy a steak once in a while!