This morning while chatting after a 5k race, my father-in-law told me a story about a guy he knows who came to the U.S. from Cuba years ago. During this gentleman’s first Christmas get-together in the states he cried when he saw all the food on the table because he knew his mother was back in Cuba eating measly rations.
While listening to Dennis Miller interview podcasts from this week a few gems brought a smile to my face. First, Carly Fiorini said of Barbara Boxer:
Let me tell you after having debated Barbara Boxer, this is a woman unencumbered by the facts. She is unencumbered by the facts of her own record. She is unencumbered by the devastating unemployment that is in California today.
Second, Ken Blackwell said:
We have become a culture where earning money doesn’t entitle you to it, but wanting it does.
Blackwell also said:
Our [Republicans] problem in the 90s, once we got the brilliant opportunity to be the dominant and governing party, we campaigned like Ronald Reagan and we governed like Jimmy Carter.
On leadership, if you aren’t spending a good amount of time surrounding yourself with honest and sharp people and doing your best to take care of them, it will very likely backfire on you someday.