He basically stood there and made this pledge....he refused to be a "titular figurehead or a hood ornament."
It's a expression that you end up admiring. Alot of these these guys come and go for government agencies. They serve as this hood ornament and they run up to congress to do a hanky-spanky speech to get the folks all pepped up for or against them.
It'd be nice to have a real chief who doesn't plan on being a hood ornament.
I thought over this a while, and to be honest....hood ornaments are dying out....in both aspects.
When was the last time that you actually bought a car that had an ornament? It doesn't happen anymore.
And for company or government chiefs? Well....everybody has expectations today. Just being a figurehead and waiting for magic to occur has almost disappeared in the workplace today.