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Jewish World Review Oct. 10, 2005 / 7 Tishrei, 5766

Contrasts in leadership

By Dave Weinbaum


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Leaders in free elective societies have two distinct jobs. First they must apply and interview for their office. Some call it campaigning to get elected. Others refer to it as lying and begging. When the former is accomplished, then they must govern. The real leaders amongst them emerge by doing the right thing not the popular. Serious stuff this! It cost Lincoln and Sadat their lives, amongst others.

Leaving an admirable legacy calls for a tough balancing act, especially for those that want reelection. What's more important to them all is leaving a legacy that will make ancestors and future Americans safer, more prosperous, and in reverence of the good ole' days when they were in power.

Not all leaders take the same actions to achieve this universal goal amongst them. That's the difference in how a history view today's chiefs. The choices we make dictate the lives that we live. Below are the contrasts of our leaders.

1. Lincoln freed the slaves…Clinton freed the felons.*

2. Osama fuels the fire of murdering innocents by sacrificing others. Our GI'S fuel the fire of patriotism by sacrificing themselves to stop him.

3. Reagan crumbled the Soviet Union w/o firing a shot. LBJ crumbled American morale by enlarging a war he never intended to win.

4. Kerry said he was in Cambodia on Christmas Eve, John F. Kennedy's boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He was rescued with his mates. Teddy Kennedy's car ran off a short pier slowly drowning Mary Jo Kopechne. He swam and ran…away.

5. Reagan/Bush 2 cut taxes, Lib leaders raise them.

6. Truman ran against horrible polls and won. Clinton never saw a poll that didn't control him.

7. Nasser tried to drive the Jews into the sea. Eshkol and Dayan took out his Air Force, while the planes were still on the ground.

8. Sharon withdrew from Gaza. The PALS, under Abbas, immediately carpet bombed Israel with forty rockets.

9. Bush 1 cut and run because of a mistaken loyalty to the UN, The people in Iraq that helped coalition forces were tortured and murdered by Saddam. Bush 2 is staying the course.

10. Clinton had ten chances to get Bin Laden, but chose to indict him. Bin Ladin laughed so hard, he burst a kidney. Bush conquered Afghanistan to kill and or capture Bin Ladin and his cohorts.

11. Clinton ran the country by polls, Bush runs the country by doing what he saw was his duty to protect the American people.

12. Bush lets the Mexicans cross the Border. Davy Crocket and Sam Houston created the border.

13. Washington stood up to the Brits….Clinton got it up for the intern. Border.

14. Washington crossed the Delaware, Reagan crossed the Berlin Wall, Carter crossed the Playboy interview, Clinton crossed Paula Jones.

15. Chamberlain appeased the Nazis, Churchill destroyed them.

16. Truman said the buck stops hear. Clinton said the buck plays here.

17. Bush is killing terrorists, Clinton offered them flight school.

18. Reagan, Bush 1, Carter, and Clinton, didn't get how dangerous the terrorists are. Bush 2 learned the hard way what other leaders should have known and acted upon.

19. Carter wanted us to conserve all fuel w/o drilling for our own. Bush wants us to conserve oil while drilling new wells, building new refineries, using hybrid cars, reestablishing nuclear plants, and reducing our dependency of Middle East oil.

20. Andrew Jackson was the first Prez to use the veto to form policy. Bush hasn't found that power in the Presidency for Dummies handbook yet.

21. FDR won WW 2, but lost the world. Stalin helped Hitler start the war and captured the world.

22. Reagan made us feel good about being Americans. Carter embarrassed us, and shamed us before the world.

23. Sharon, Sadat, Meir, the IRA, Lincoln, Reagan, and Begin, made friends of their enemies. Chirac, Putin, Saddam, and Osama, made enemies of their friends.

*Please excuse what looks like the excessive use of Clinton as an example. I took out 5 other Bubba examples just to bend over backwards to be fair.

I don't think that historians will be that lenient toward Bill. Those that avoid the pain of just conflict won't taste the fruits of success.

What all this means is that there is a way to earn an honorable legacy. You have to serve by doing what your conscious tells you. But you have to risk the most important goal of any leader's life…reelection.

Many leave their mark….others just a stain.

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JWR contributor Dave Weinbaum, originally from Chicago, is a businessman, writer and part-time stand-up comic. He resides in a Midwest red state. Comment by clicking here.



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