The title of this forum piece was ripped straight from ZoraMedium.com (authored by Roxane Gay) and I hope it has hit you in the head as soundly as it hit me. I was enticed to read more. Good composition is usually below such suspenseful titles. The author of the article said,
"We want candidates to be perfect, always saying and doing the right thing even when we know perfection isn’t possible. Perfection isn’t the goal. We want politicians to be beautiful liars without having to contend with the beautiful lies they tell." She further writes "I was still disappointed by her comments in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against Joe Biden.
For once, she behaved like the worst kind of politician. She said what she was supposed to say, that women are supposed to be heard when they raise such allegations and that those allegations should be thoroughly vetted.
But she also affirmed that she believes Joe Biden.That may well be true but I am left wondering if, instead, she believes her political aspirations are more important than a more critical and nuanced engagement with the matter at hand."--- and I thought. She's right. Especially in her "Perfection isn't the goal," statement. She's also right when she says, "We want politicians to be beautiful liars without having to contend with the beautiful lies they tell."
As a people, do we prefer to live in a conundrum? We seem to -- if it renders us peace of mind. So, then can you really be "disappointed" in Stacy Abrams or even the contract painter who's trying to out bid his competition for the job?
Q: When it comes to politics will we ever get to have our cake and eat it to?
Q: What does "political goal" look like to you?
Q: Is there any gold to be found in politics.