It’s Presidents/Prime Minister/Head of State/Head Honcho week. And maybe what I have to say about the persons who have occupied our highest office in the land can be viewed as scandalous, but I don’t care. It is my opinion and my day to share it.
I have never met the President of the United States, and truth be told, I doubt I’d ever want to. One of my kids once said he wanted to grow up to be president, and I wasn’t about to break his sweet, innocent heart with my opinion of politicians in general, so I kept my mouth shut until he decided he wanted to be something else. See, it’s like this….I’m a former teacher (math). In the good ol’ US of A, politicians seem to think they know best about how to run education, particularly public education, and that teachers don’t know diddly. This is particularly irksome to me considering most of them were educated in private schools and the only time they ever set foot in a public school is when they’re doing some grandstanding and are up for re-election or something. To say that I hold pond scum in higher regard than the majority of politicians is an understatement. Therefore, in my political math world, it goes like this: President = Politician < Pond Scum, Grime on the bottom of my shoe, Science Project forming in the back of my fridge.
And before anyone questions my political leanings, I will freely admit to being an equal opportunity politician-hater. Democrat, Republican, doesn’t matter. They’ve all been a bunch of mud-slingers during the campaign season. While I appreciate the February Monday holiday, I don’t take any special time to consider the head honcho. I believe that anyone at the national level has sold their soul to special interest groups and will lie to get elected.
What’s ironic is that Presidents Day follows Valentine’s Day when we profess our love via cards, candy, and flowers. Amazing what a difference a few days makes.
No politicians were harmed during the composition of this blog post. Damn.