A Czar of Common Sense.
|I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Common sense. And maybe the death of it. At least in politics.|
If you could sell this, it would seem to be worth its weight in gold around the country these days.
Now I know as you read that, depending on your political persuasion, you thought about your least favorite Democrat or Republican. But I think if we all take a deep breath and step back, we would have to admit that this lack common sense is affecting both sides of the political aisle.
Let me give you a couple of examples.
And what was President Obama thinking? Or his advisors? How could he give anyone who signed a letter like that a job with his administration? Weren't there any people available to advise who were somewhat sane?
I mean seriously Barack, make sure your people use "The Google" as President Bush called it. It might help your vetting process.
So here is what I am thinking. We need a new Czar. That's right. A Czar of Common Sense. Someone to work with our presidents to keep them informed of what the regular guy thinks. Because they seem to be somewhat insulated from that point of view.
Think of this person as the equivalent of the William Frawley character in the old movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." Frawley, playing Charlie Halloran, was the common sense guy behind the judge who eventually sided with Kris Kringle, to the delight of a young Natalie Wood.
This person will be the one to say to the President of the United States, nope, sorry, that's a dumb idea. it's not gonna fly, are you crazy, and get real!
Czar of Common Sense. Any takers?