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Saturday, January 14, 2012


Dick Williams

I think he was caught in a sort of bad situation. Maybe candidates should not carry any cash on them. To stiff her would have appeared cold - to give her money would have seemed like showboating and also chintzy since he has enough money to change her life. Best would have been to refer her to staff - just say "Please speak with my staff in a few moments" and sort of kick the problem down the road. Any amount he gives out in cash is going to appear "light" coming from a multi-millionaire.

So I'm not crazy about his solution but also sort of sympathetic to the ambush on camera. Wasn't like he said something stupid - he did what you'd do on a human level - tried to help and came off looking bad to some. It was ok with me - awkward moment. Guess he could have given her a Book of Mormon and cited a verse on self-reliance. That would not look good.

Ah yes, from the Book of Mormon:

“I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders,
that even you cannot feel them upon your backs.” Mosiah 24:14

Sort of snarky of me to bring Mormonism into it since I say the religion itself has some odd tenets and the founder was pretty sketchy but the Mormon people are hard working and have a lot of good personal qualities. Having a Mormon president would not worry me. I wouldn't vote for Romney but that has nothing to to with his religion. Harry Reid is a Mormon - how's that for different political views? And the Catholic church somehow encompasses Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich through conversion and in days gone by - Jim Howard.

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