My father once told me he had considered becoming a politician. He was a champion debater, had strong political views – it made sense.
So when he was young, he worked briefly for one – sounded like he must have been an intern. Actually it was John Lindsay, who then was a Republican Congressman but eventually became mayor of New York and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination after switching Parties.
My dad said the reason he decided against getting into politics was because he discovered while working for one that there was no necessary relationship between what you said and what you actually thought. And that, you know, made him uncomfortable.
I was reminded of this when I heard Vice President Biden saying, “I think John Kerry has been one of the best Secretaries of State so far in the history of the United States.”
There is no possible argument that Kerry in seven months has proven himself one of the greatest Secretaries of State ever. The statement is so divorced from reality, such utter nonsense, that I am flummoxed as to whether I should have less respect for Biden’s integrity or his intelligence – since he doesn’t even seem to realize how dumb this sounds.
Really, I wonder how Biden gets through each day without someone smacking him in the face. If Biden ever gains the reins of power, we’ll be galloping off, in zig zag fashion, directly into a permanent sunset.
I am going to say a prayer tonight for President Obama’s continued health and well being. God save the president.