Saturday, October 14, 2006

Plays Well With Others

Do you remember back in grade school getting report cards that let your parents know how you were doing?

There used to be a section where the teacher could let your parents know how you were doing socially.

Not everyone struggled with this, but some did.

If your parents were enlightened, finding out that your child was struggling with making friends and fitting in, probably helped.

If your parents struggled with this still as adults, this was probably a nightmare for you.

Insecure people struggle with handling constructive advice.

The pointing of fingers, making excuses and the avoidance of the real issues affecting the child began.

Leap with me for a minute to our election year here in TN.

I have watched commercials filled with this very behavior in the Corker vs. Ford battle.

To be fair, before the name calling began, I may have missed commercials that stated what each candidate had in mind if they were actually elected.

The last two commercials aired a few minutes ago. One each for each candidate.

Ford was accused of following in his father's footsteps.

Corker was accused of being good at running a business that would prosper.

Oh yes, these were only the core of the commercials. The sarcastic tones and the hint of what was left unsaid was intended to make you wonder what was really going on.

These commercials were aired during the news.

The saddest part of this is that the news reported that 150 Fort Campbell soldiers have died so far in our Fight Against Terror.

I know that as long as there are humans in this world we will have conflict.

We don't get to pick who gets born.

We do want people in office that are smarter than the average bear, focused on results, good at running a business, have family values that say service to your country is a good idea and if it is not to much to ask, maybe they can find a way to play well with others.

If this were a high school election, I would recommend all members of the chess team, pep club, debate club and marching band and choir pull together for a write in candidate.

"Don't Make Me Come Over There!"

As this is the real world, let's hope that who ever wins grows up before they take office.


At 7:30 AM, Blogger Maximus Doom said... how do you feel about running for office?

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Bendy said...

I'm right there with you sister. I'm so tired of the name calling. I really have no clue the good points of either candidate. I'm sure they both have them, but they're lost amongst the malarky.


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