Re: Theory Re: Why Riker's Such A Jerk Sometimes
The XO of any ship (or any military organization) is not going to win any popularity contests. It's the Captain's privilege to be the impressive "old man" and make decisions and sometimes soften the impact when he/she thinks the XO is being too tough. It's a "good cop/bad cop" type of situation.
"If the crew doesn't hate the XO, he's not doing his job." - Saul Tigh
"A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart