Empathy, entitlement and leadership: Why you should never vote for someone who drives like a jerk

Yertle

It's very easy to imagine that someone could be an incompetent driver and still become a good governor. It is impossible, for me, to imagine that someone could be a total jerkwad driver and still become a good governor. Maryland's Democratic Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is apparently a total jerkwad driver. He wants to be governor. If he really drives the way a bunch of Maryland state troopers say he does, then the people of Maryland shouldn't allow that to happen. (Gansler, for the … [Read more...]

For Sen. Portman, Sen. Kirk and the rest of us: The next big step is the important one

President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk greet one another at the State of the Union in January 2013.

Earlier this year, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., returned to Washington after a long, arduous recovery from the stroke he suffered in early 2012. In an interview with Natasha Korecki of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kirk said he: [Plans] to take a closer look at funding of the Illinois Medicaid program for those with have no income who suffer a stroke, he said. In general, a person on Medicaid in Illinois would be allowed 11 rehab visits, he said. “Had I been limited to that, I would have had … [Read more...]

Empathy is a long climb

Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk climbs the stairs of Chicago's Willis Tower during a charity event in November. The senator is recovering from a major stroke he suffered in January 2012.

A year after suffering a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., spoke with Natasha Korecki of the Chicago Sun-Times. "The left side of his face is stiff," Korecki writes. "His speech is occasionally halting, as though his thoughts are racing ahead of his words." Kirk returns to the Senate this week and says his experience has given him a new urgency regarding the needs of stroke victims and others relying on Medicaid. The senator: [Plans] to take a closer look at funding of the Illinois … [Read more...]


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