I shamelessly glommed this from Reason’s Matt Welch . Who quotes the good professor :                                 

“I can’t really improve on Glenn Reynolds’ reaction:

SO WHAT MAKES BARACK OBAMA A “COOL KID,” EXACTLY?

The raids on marijuana clinics?

The opposition to gay marriage?

The drone attacks?

The Mom Jeans?  “

Tres tres cool, et tres tres chic

But what I really want to know is , Just when did we come to value ” cool ” over competence ? There was a time when being good at your job was an invaluable trait . Now it seems it is more important to be liked than skilled . Water circling the drain … down we go