Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Game of Politics - Are We Having Fun Yet?

Politics! It gets to be such a silly game with such serious consequences.

Currently Mrs. Romney is roasting on the spit because of the assumption she has no clue to the problems women are facing as they juggle a job outside the home, homemaker and mother duties, and sometimes, a second job. It is quite true that she has not had to deal with the problems,but that does not make her oblivious to to these issues.

Do we know Mrs. Romney well enough to judge her capabilities? Do we know her at all?

Now think upon these situations in which our country had leaders responsible for directing  our lives and those of our children, who, if judged by the same criteria as Mrs. Romney, should never have risen to such positions of influence.

·     Not too far in the past it was reported that the Secretary of State at that time, had never held a job in the general work force. He was very well educated, a polical economist, professor, political commentator, and author. His latest book, Aftershock, is a serious study of America’s economic future. With that background and brainpower he must have been highly qualified, BUT he had no hands-on experience, as I recall. Look it up––Robert Benard Reich.

·    Shirley Mount Hufstedler had an impressive career in law, rising from private practice to Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Jimmy Carter appointed her as the first the first U. S. Secretary of Education. Apparently, she had not been a teacher in an over-crowded class room, faced belligerent students and parents, or struggled with curriculum problems. She was obviously a very brainy  lady, but again no hands-on experience.

I researched no farther. The above are only examples to point out the way one little issue becomes hotly discussed, while similar ones have existed for years.

 Perhaps it would be more timely to whip up more concern about the direction our nation is taking and the problems it is facing, instead of Ann Romney’s ability (or inability) to emphasize with the average woman whose life is affected by these issues. 

I feel certain that if our future president seems to need advice on women’s issues, the women of our nation will find time to pass on their opinions.  Reckon we can manage to do that?