Category Archives: Politics

LEARNING FROM PRESIDENT JAMES POLK!

Yes, that’s right.  You heard me.  Here are a few things about Polk I learned from reading Walking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David Reynolds:

He determined to serve one term.

He rarely took vacations.

He sought to address four main campaign promises and did!

He worked extremely hard.

(Waking Giant, p. 351-53 by David Reynolds)

NO FURTHER COMMENT

Irrespective of who is in power, these sad syllogisms recently came to mind.

All politicians lie.

The president is a politician.

Therefore, the president lies.

So…

The president lies.

The press secretary presents the president’s take on the world and to the world.

Therefore, the press secretary is forced to lie.