Letter to the Editor: Misguided politicians?
BY Cecil Acuff, Perkins
Thursday, January 03, 2013
1/03/13 at 3:48 AM
Gov. Mary Fallin and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are loyal, hard-working political leaders dedicated to the common good of their constituents.
But, they fell off the wagon. Graham and McCain became "Sinators," and Fallin became "Faillin." They flunked Reinhold Niebuhr's "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
The senators became a two-person Investigative Political Action Committee. Susan Rice, the former candidate for U.S. Secretary of State, performed a "Words Can Hurt," about the Libyan fiasco last September. Elephant-memoried Graham and McCain say, "That's a no-no."
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Presidents Warren G. Harding, FDR, JFK, LBJ and Bill Clinton had nonpresidential affairs. They all survived.
Gov. Fallin's "No federal help, I love my people too much," was a wise political move. The loyal GOP senators aced the PAC purpose, "Destroy Thine Enemy. Get Obama."
Every human commits it: Sophistic reasoning; a premise based on a fallacious rationale.
Mark Twain said, "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
The three very respectable and efficient lawmakers never quite "grew up" in the above situations.
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