Better Keep Your Head10 September 2009
In predicting response to the speech yester-day of President Obama, I certainly did not anticipate the outburst by Joe Wilson.
Pericles once noted that the choices of a leader should be informed by the fact that he would not always be the leader.
Our two major political parties need to remember, when in opposition, that their presumption is that they will not always be in opposition. Their behaviors when in opposition set precedents that will be followed by each other party when it is forced into opposition. The next time that we have a Republican President speaking before Congress, there will be less to prevent a Democrat from heckling him or her.