Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Uglier Side of Political Discourse

One of the columnists that I enjoy reading is Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald. He has, what I consider to be a valuable perspective on politics, culture and life.

In this highly charged electoral season, Pitts gives us insight into what has become wrong with political discourse in our country. As I read it, I began to understand why so many people I know get 'tired' of an electoral season which appears to be interminable in its length.

While I enjoy politics, even of the rough and tumble variety. I think what we have begun to see over the past several years is a revival of an anger, bitterness and even hatred for which we should all be too sophisticated. Yet, we see it over and over again - and it becomes the reason why we may not see 'the best and the brightest' offering themselves for public service through electoral office more often.

I hope this offering from Pitts resonates with you as it did me.

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