Friedman's Op-Ed: Leading by (Bad) Example
Good government and good parenting are not too dissimilar. Thanks to my dose of the Duggars last night, I'm thinking about child-rearing techniques. Seems to me the most effective technique is to set a proper example for your children*. What are the Duggars teaching their children? The "goodness" of conformity. Yeeech. Thomas Friedman has written a fine op-ed piece on the Bush Administration's "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy vis a vis Iraq. You can read the full text here, at fbihop. Bottom line: how do we expect to lead the world when the example we set at home is so atrocious? Okay, folks, I have patients to see. More Duggar goodness later. (Big hair! Ruby lips! Slapstick editing techniques! And more!!!) D. *One of the main reasons I'm disappointed that Louisiana or FEMA never tapped me as a volunteer: it would have set a vivid example for my almost-ten-year-old son. I know my willingness to volunteer made some impression on him, but I think the lesson would have been much more memorable if I'd actually done the deed.