A Different Kind of Politician Rises to The Occasion
A couple weeks ago I started watching the regular updates by my governor. It's like night and day from what I see at the national level. My gov is a Dem, used to post on DK before he ran for congress I think, I didn't read much there then so I don't know.
His name is Polis, kind of an affable slightly heavy, slightly balding middle aged guy. He speaks like an Obama or Bill Clinton in that he speaks in complete paragraphs, with well thought out ideas and in an organised fashion. He's real easy to follow. Every day he gives a complete run down of how our state is handling all aspects of the covid 19 thing. He is thorough and knowledgeable. He speaks at length. He exudes competence.
Take a listen to any of his daily reports. He does answer a few questions from the press but that isn't the objective, what he is doing is giving a daily update to the citizens of his state. I never ever notice anything political in what he's saying, nor partisan, if you didn't know him and what party he was in you'd have no idea by what he says.
Both times I've watched him he includes a quote from scripture in his opening remarks. I know he's Jewish as in heritage, I don't know if he's religious or not, it's the kind of quoting that seeks to touch our commonality of our Judeo Christian culture. I'll tell you what, it's pretty doggone reassuring. Here's a very bright knowledgeable unassuming moral man in charge of our state when we are faced with some serious issues.
Some of us might die, or we might lose family, many are overnight facing extreme financial stress. At least we know that in our state, we have someone coordinating what resources we do have to help us to make it through this thing as best we can. One can't ask for much more from a government.
I wish there were more like him.