Saturday, June 5, 2010

Topsyturvy World

Don't know what it says about a world in which we elect to powerful governmental offices mostly phonies who sooner or later fill us with fear, loathing, shame, and disgust, while we find admirable and inspirational characters in our athletic arenas.

For example, in case you missed it, go back and read about the integrity exhibited throughout his recently ended 99-year life by basketball coach John Wooden. Or take the time to read this piece by Peggy Noonan about the gracious civility exhibited by everybody involved in a historic incident and a recent one on professional baseball diamonds.

We would do well to have a true draft from a pool of such exemplary characters for all public offices. That certainly would be better than how we're doing now with having to choose from among candidates that our corrupt political parties offer us -- a system that serves only to prove the old adage that scum rises to the top of every rain barrel.

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