You Need To Get Out More…No, Really.

I know it has been a while since this blog was updated. On one hand, I have been incredibly busy at work – we’re in the middle of our grant season, I’ve been going on site visits with nonprofits, there have been several events, and I was in Albuquerque for a conference a few weeks ago. On the other hand, I admit I only really enjoy writing about topics that people are willing to discuss.

Let me explain: last week I was watching two good friends fight via that great medium of conflict, Facebook. They eventually wound up unfriending one another over the argument. It honestly didn’t bother me incredibly: I was the sole catalyst for their connection and they had only known one another for a few months, though I’ve known both of them for several years. But watching the argument and seeing how each side was positioning, I realized that the argument would inevitably be without a winner. Both parties were accusing rather than discussing, and essentially repeating their position over and over to one another.

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Scandal and the Twenty-Four Hour News Cycle

Does this affect his ability to administer?

This is the first question I ask whenever a scandal erupts around a particular public servant. Of course, the nuances are more complicated than that, but honestly, that’s all that goes into my assessment of the person as regards keeping office. Time and again we discover personal indiscretions and “bad behavior” from past leaders that are still considered great, and still achieved phenomenal things for our nation and our world. So where is the line?

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