Clark only fails horribly if he proves he has no idea how to hire a GM with his next hire.
He went out and got the most highly praised candidate he could find for his first shot. I don't blame him. In hindsight it was horrible but it was kind of like drafting JaMarcus Russell. A lot of teams would have done it.
Better to be the bastard child of a king and his whore than to be a ****ing peasant at the shite homer trough.