Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lengthy speech is not appropriate

It is after 7:00 pm in Tucson. I don't know just how long Mr. Obama has been speaking, but I know that it is way too long. For an occasion like this it is totally inappropriate for the president or anyone else to make a lengthy speech. A time like this calls for some comments on the people killed and injured, and an expression of sadness, disappointment, etc. that the tragedy occurred; nothing more. Something in the range of 5-10 minutes would be a worthy length. How refreshing it would be if some of our politicians would learn how to speak by reading the words of Abraham Lincoln.

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