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When Grown Men Act Like Boys

by Carey Pena

azfamily.com

Posted on September 11, 2009 at 7:39 PM


There's nothing that seems to bring out the boy in a man more than politics. Well, maybe football but that's a different story.

Some of the behind the scene antics I have seen and experienced first hand this political season are mind boggling and downright disgusting. Grown men slinging mud, throwing tantrums, writing blogs under pseudo names so that they can say really, really mean things without owning up to it. At best it is childish, at worst it is scary: These are the guys who want to run our cities and counties, to enforce laws and to govern. These are the guys making decisions that matter.

I'm sure there are women out there acting like bratty little girls, but they have not come to my attention this election cycle. Or perhaps the women are staying above the fray? I don't know.

What I do know is that I am sick and tired of asking relevant, fair questions and being greeted with the moniker, "liberal media". I am not liberal. And I am not conservative. For the record, I'm an Independent.

But none of that really matters when it comes to work. My job is to ask questions - and sometimes tough ones. However, it never fails -- ask a question someone doesn't want to answer and there goes the tantrum. The "liberal media" is out to get me!

If you are running for office, you should be ready and willing to answer questions. Period. You shouldn't feel that you can pick and choose the subjects that are most comfortable to you. Nothing should be off the table - except, in my opinion, a person's family. Other than that, step up. Be a man.

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