Thursday, January 26, 2012

Arizona Political Heat

It seems to me that politics no longer makes strange bedfellows, although it might in the caves of controversy within the Washington environment.

It now makes confrontation appropriate whenever you get the chance.

Take for example the meeting on the Phoenix Airport tarmac when Arizona governor Jan Brewer greeted or better yet, confronted President Obama with a letter and a lecture.

It may have turned into a testy greeting, there is no way to know except by reading the body language.

I don’t think this picture is a finger point that says, “Gee, you are doing a great job.”

Supposedly it’s an intense gesture that says have you read my book, “Scorpions for Breakfast?” In it, she criticizes Obama for opposing her law on immigration.

Here is what Christi Parson of the Los Angeles Times says in her report on the encounter.

A White House official offered this take on the encounter: "The governor handed the president a letter and said she was inviting him to meet with her. The president said he'd be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book."

Thick skin is in now, more than ever before, required in the Washington arena of hopeful ideas. In Roman times they just threw the inimical to the lions. Today the political fangs drip with uncompromising memberships in both parties.

What it also points up to me is that the United States of America may be an amalgum of cultures under the aegis of a collective one, but it is also a partisan dichotomy of political beliefs that can only be resolved with courtesy, discussion, compromise and the political dominator of seeking only what is the greater  good for America.

We see it! Why can’t the guys and gals we choose to represent us?


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