1,000 Words: Moments of decency

Conditioned as we are by a three-year presidential campaign season that has intended to destroy whatever is still united in the states, there’s a good reason why the rational among us took note of this picture this weekend.

Here’s another worth considering: It’s the last line of the Star Tribune’s story today looking at the Senate race in Edina between incumbent David Hann and challenger Steve Cwodzinski.

“We’re just two regular people that want to serve the public, that’s all,” Cwodzinski said. “I just think I could do a better job.”

We take our decency where we can find it.

  • Anna

    Let’s just hope we don’t remain the Divided States of America after the election is over. As this picture indicates, there is a great deal more that unites us than divides us.

    The current what’s-in-it-for-me attitude brings back memories of John F. Kennedy’s challenge to the nation, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”

    Whatever happened to that America?

  • KTFoley

    George H.W. Bush may turn out to be someone whose chapter of life after the presidency reveals more humanity than he was able to show during his time in politics.

    I’d guess that understanding why that is so goes hand-in-hand with understanding why so few good people are willing to run for office.

    One of the things I will miss about the Obama presidency is the humanity that Barack and Michelle showed while still in the White House.

    • Bob Sinclair

      Bush may have been more compassionate during his tenure if he didn’t have Dick Cheney and his ilk advising him.

      • Doug

        Could be he was fodder in their hands, but I think he also wanted to show daddy how to handle Saddam Hussein

  • MrE85

    That’s a wonderful image. It’s been on my mind since I first saw it this weekend.

  • Claire

    Go Cwod!
    Side note: Bob, the race is in SD 48, which is Eden Prairie and part of Minnetonka.