Thursday, January 28, 2010

John Edwards is a Punk

I'm not going to read this book, but I will strongly recommend the summary. This is evidence of one of two alternatives:
1) Power attracts bad people;
2) Bad people are successful at obtaining power.

I've said before (long ago) that I was inspired by John Edwards. I thought he had the right ideas and was taking a less than popular stand in order to get poverty into the spotlight. I didn't agree with everything, but I liked his focus, or at least what appeared to be his focus.

It was all a game. People talk about the travesty of Tiger Woods and Roger Clemens setting bad examples for our children, but even worse is when bad examples are set for our leaders; adults who aspire to public office. How can you not look at John Edwards and be discouraged? Here is a man that almost became Vice President and fancied himself a Presidential candidate. He was rotten to the core.

4 comments:

  1. OMG, that is so true!! Power does attract bad people and they're quite successful because the rest of us want nothing to do with that kind of power and detest the thought of competing against a psychopath to gain power (elected position).

    Brain scans for ALL elective office candidates!

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  2. Brain scans for all prospective bosses! Brain scans for all prospective parents! Ok, ok, overboard. Still...

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  3. Campaign slogan for 2010: I am Not a psychopath!

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  4. Ha ha, if nothing else, I think the voters would appreciate the frankness of the statement.

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