Hospitality over politics was the essence of George H.W. Bush
On a Wednesday morning within the U.S. Senate in February 1984, I used to be casting a detailed vote on the B-1 bomber, as I recall, and Vice President George H. W. Bush was within the presiding officer’s chair to forged the deciding vote if obligatory.
Bush beckoned to me at my again row seat because the clerk was calling the roll. The evening earlier than my marketing campaign for the Democratic nomination for president had scored a considerably beautiful upset within the New Hampshire main.
“That was superb what you probably did final evening,” he whispered because the press gallery eagerly regarded down on this scene. He wished to know the subsequent contest and I advised him the Maine caucuses had been coming in every week or two.
“Barb and I’ve a home in Maine and also you’re welcome to make use of it when you’re campaigning there,” he mentioned.
Surprised, I politely reminded him that, in impact, I used to be campaigning, not directly, for his job and that it’d trigger him a clumsy scenario.
The lesson: instinctively he put hospitality over politics. That was Mr. Bush.
Gary Hart, Kittredge
Editor’s word: Hart is a former U.S. senator from Colorado who ran for president.
We must always all care about G20
Watching and studying information protection of our world’s management on the G20 summit jogged my memory of what I’d thought for a very long time.
America’s citizenry will not be concerned sufficient in what goes on. G20 was fashioned 10 years in the past as a discussion board to collectively resolve points together with monetary well being, local weather, and immigration — those who have long-term influence to our livelihood. So that you’d suppose one of these occasion would carry a excessive stage of public curiosity and accountability to every nation’s leaders for measureable progress.
You recognize, the kind of issues we attempt to clear up in our kitchens.
Whereas I can not converse for different international locations, within the U.S. plainly G20 will come and go with out a lot as a blink of an eye fixed.
Does anybody know what, if any, objectives the U.S. had going into this? We see the Russians and Saudis high-fiving, our personal nation nonetheless standing aside on local weather change, lots of posturing, and I concern there will probably be no actual reporting again to the American constituency from our elected representatives.
Subsequent yr, it’s going to begin over. One other alternative diminished to optics, to make us really feel good.
Gary Rauchenecker, Golden
Supervised drug injection website
If the Colorado Basic Meeting permits supervised injection websites, I’ve the right location in thoughts for the primary website: Contained in the state capitol constructing.
Tom Kocialski, Centennial
Krista Kafer asks the query, “Does normalizing opioid use invite extra folks to attempt it?”
We have now lots of “new normals” at this time. This is able to not be certainly one of them.
Cities world wide had optimistic knowledge from their program till fentanyl and different poisonous components had been launched.
This can be a privately funded “pilot” program that permits for improvement of correct course of and administration. We are able to break lethal connections and make life-saving, wholesome ones. Let’s cast off outta website, outta thoughts.
Merlyn Kars, Denver