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How does lack of experience make one better at their job than others with experience?

Trying to see how Obama thinks being intelligent is better than being experienced. Reminds me of military Captains who had the book knowledge, but have no kind of experience of leading men. Many times its sergeants who have more experience to run the unit. What do you think of his selection of the new Supreme Justice?

Asked By: TS - 5/11/2010
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There is plenty of Justices who were not judges first... More
Answered By: Old Fogey - 5/11/2010
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Well, considering being "experienced" when it comes to being a career politician normally means "corrupt" I'd say that not being in the Washington beltway for 20 years is a good thing... unfortunately, given our political finance system (in dire need of reform), the longer you've been in power, the more people you owe... More
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Answered By: Franco Potanco - 5/11/2010
 
If you have a guy that's worked 40 years in a company that barely ever made a profit or a 20 year old guy with no experience, I'd take the young guy. Young guys can be molded... More
Answered By: FizzyBubbler is Back! - 5/11/2010
 
Neither William Rehnquist, Earl Warren nor Lewis Powell were judges before they were named to the Supreme Court. BTW, Clinton nominated Elena Kagan to be a judge, but the Republican Congress wouldn't even let it come to the floor. So Republicans are the reason she's not a judge... More
Answered By: iris054 - 5/11/2010
 
No, many times it's the sergeants who know war better, not how to lead, than a new 2nd lieutenant, not a captain. If the new 2nd lieutenant gets to be a captain he better know war better than a sergeant. If you were ever in the military, you'd know that.
Answered By: Paul Grass™ - 5/11/2010
 
Sensible people in authority, who may appear to lack experience always use the experience of those that have most, in their field. to make decisions. It's called wisdom. 2nd bit; Do you really think he made that appointment on his own???
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Answered By: gojuryu - 5/11/2010
 
About the only argument I could make for it would be "no bad habits to break... More
Answered By: Not having an Obasm - 5/11/2010
 
Look in the real world... More
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Answered By: wild-man of Borneo - 5/11/2010
 
Sure its done all the time in many fields. Brain surgery nuclear power plant repair and operation Parachute packing dynamite manufacturing jet fighter pilot ohhh wait maybe knowing what the hell you are doing might be an advantage??
Answered By: Dr. Phils new account - 5/11/2010
 
I will take intelligence over experience any day of the week. Twice on Saturdays. Remember the Financial Meltdown in September 2008? President Obama kept his cool, while the much more experienced John McCain panicked.
Answered By: The Beckster - 5/11/2010
 
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