Saturday, May 3, 2008

Old Fashioned Politics

I answered the phone today and was greeted by an enthusiastic, but mannerly young fellow. He was canvasing for one of congressional candidates. I told the guy that I was undecided. Instead of meeting a wall of bull or having to endure the reading of a prepared statement, I was offered the chance to ask any questions about the candidate. The answers were direct and informative. Refreshing. Inspiring. How long has it been?

I need to get off my ass and volunteer this fall. I haven't done so since I helped Vance Hartke in 1970. If too many people sit idle, we'll wind up with the same kind of slugs that are in office now.

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