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realclearworld

Hey Bill!

Why don't you stick to designing crappy operating systems and leave your nose out things you know nothing about, okay? Your net worth notwithstanding, your opinion means shit.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the wealthiest American, said on “some days” he wishes the U.S. political system were like England’s, so that President Barack Obama could have “slightly more power.”

Gates was asked for his assessment of President Obama’s job performance during an interview at Politico’s “Playbook Cocktails” event.

“Some days I wish we had a system like the U.K. where, you know, the party in power could do a lot and you know, you’d see how it went and then fine you could un-elect them,” said Gates on Wednesday.

“Now, over time, our system has worked slightly better than theirs, theirs has worked okay but so it’s ironic that right now it feels like I wish there was slightly more power in the presidency to avoid some of these deadlocks. So I think what he [Obama] wants to do and what he’s actually able to do, the gap is so big there that it’s hard to know in some ways.” [...]

5 comments to Hey Bill!

  • antonio2009

    Zapatero a tus zapatos.

  • I R A Darth Aggie

    Dear lord, please don't go back to influencing your crappy operating systems. On the other hand, he may not have inflicted what is now called Windows 8 on us. I'm so conflicted...

  • asombra

    It is really pathetic, not to mention VERY irritating, when rich/famous people want even MORE recognition and “validation,” and presume to set themselves up as saviors of the world and redeemers of humanity. Gates, apart from his money, strikes me as, basically, a schmuck, and that may well be the root of his problem: overcompensation motivated by feelings of inadequacy and/or guilt. I’m sorry, but I have absolutely no time for this sort of pious, look-how-good-I-am, needy nonsense. I mean, get over it or get therapy; you can sure as hell afford it.