posted on October 06, 2010 13:37
“Calm down, now, John.”
“I enjoyed our friendship – while it lasted.”
It sounds like two middle-schoolers having a bad breakup. But no. It was the Wake County school board majority falling out of love.
And they did it with such grace and style. So mature and professional. Such a good example for the students over whose lives they hold sway.
The older I get, the more I see how damaging it is to let emotions rule your actions in public life.
President John Kennedy had a great definition of discipline in politics: “The ability to smile at the SOB who just stuck a knife in your back.”
If John Tedesco & Co. had a bit more of that discipline, they might have a bit more success.