Friday, September 26, 2008

The Statesman or the Drama Queen

A man running for president decides to suspend his campaign in order to return to Washington to work on a crisis. This is how that candidate would behave if:

a) He was a statesman: Cease all campaign ads like he promised to do, eschew the limelight (and klieg lights) and work tirelessly through the wee hours of the night in order to get a resolution passed.

b) He was a drama queen: Claim that he was suspending his campaign, including campaign ads, but never really do it. Also he would send out each and every of his surrogates to attack his opponent. Then he would go on every news show he can possibly manipulate to tell the American people that he is apolitical and tell them that he is willing to pay the price if he slips in the polls. In fact, the drama queen will do very little negotiating on the deal for which he claims to have suspended his campaign and instead he will stand in the public arena pontificating about the virtues of that very suspension.

The drama queen is much like the hypocrite in Matthew, chapter 6 verses 5 and 6:

When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

The drama queen’s reward is the knowledge that everyone else knows how great the drama queen is.

John McCain, er, Joanna McKane is a drama queen. He puts Erica Kane to shame.

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