Bob Geary at The Independent Weekly has a piece out that just makes my heart sing.
When I realized this issue of the Independent would come out on July 4, and especially when I saw our red, white and blue cover, I thought of Larry Kissell, candidate for Congress in the 8th District of North Carolina. Call me sentimental, but I still believe in an America where good people can run for office and sometimes even win, after which maybe they can help pull the country in the right direction and away from the corruption of—well, you know.
No doubt about it, Larry Kissell is good people, regardless of your political views. Or mine.
Head on over and visit The Indy and give some love to Bob. Just in case you aren't tempted, here's another snippet.
In your campaign, you say the country's gone off track. What do you tell your students about that?
One thing that motivated me [to run] was that I would look into the eyes of these kids and realize they had no idea what my generation was doing to their generation in terms of preparing for the future.... I try to remind them that when you pledge allegiance, it does not mean blind allegiance to what the leadership calls for at any particular moment. That you have an obligation to disagree when you think that is right—and that's why I was offering my opinions versus this administration and the direction they've carried us in so many different ways as basic as the environment, alternative fuels for the future, fiscal responsibility, the war, and the idea of Congress accepting its responsibility as the people's house [that comes first] in the Constitution.
Anyone here question why I just love Larry Kissell?