A case for education

Posted: September 14, 2008 in leadership, Learning...
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Last night I laughed out loud many times as I watched Amy Poehler and Tina Fey parody Hillary and Sarah. This morning, however, I was reading an op-ed column from the NYTimes called, “She’s not Ready“. I was interested in how many of the jokes were actually founded in reality, like Sarah’s comments on the Bush doctrine. She clearly doesn’t know what that means.  Another favorite is the (simplified) version of her idea of foreign politics (she can see Russia from Alaskan land!).

The other bit of troubling information came as, apparently, she addressed the audience at her son’s deployment ceremony, and said that they would be fighting “the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.” So why would she, knowingly, retell false history… insinuating that Iraq/Saddam Hussein had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks. Does she not read? Not listen? Or just not learn? Even from her own party?

So this sounds like someone who refuses to seek out the truth… and then, worse, spreads those mistruths to anyone who will listen. And by (even potentially) electing her, we are just widening her audience and perceived legitimacy. Let the real educating begin. Our time is now.


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