From Pine View Farm

Stray Thought: Talent Flight Dept. 2

If Mr. Obama tried to appoint me to something, I’d never survive the headlines.

I’ve been filing income tax returns for 40 years. I’ve made three or four mistakes. All have been resolved with no hard feelings (I won some, I lost some), but my public career would already be toast.

Why the hell any person of honor is willing to subject him- or herself to the pie-throwing contest that passes for public discourse is beyond me.



  1. Karen

    February 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I’ve wondered that for years.

  2. Frank

    February 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    It does amaze that decent people still go into politics.