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Posted on Mon, Aug 07, 2006 20:42

A couple of years ago I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Clinton accompanied by his daughter was there to give a presentation. Both are very personable with that neighbor next door attitude. This blog is about an eventful evening when he was returning to his suite. I witnessed as he and Chelsea made their way down a corridor greeting people along the way. Everyone was pleased and honored to meet him as he paused ocassionally to chat. Mr. Clinton approached a young lady (US Government Employee) in greeting and extended his hand with a warm smile. The young lady refused to shake his hand and burst into a tirade of expletives. Of course she was removed from the floor and has not been seen since (LOL). My point though and your thoughts...she has a right to voice her personal opinion no matter who the person might be; right or wrong. She probably would still be employed if she used a little more tact. If you think she was correct in her audacious approach ~ please explain why. If you think she was wrong ~ What could have been done better (smile).

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Posted on Thu, Dec 13, 2007 17:06

The following is the 2007 winning entry from an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year's term: "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."


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Posted on Sat, Aug 12, 2006 00:14

In spite of her feelings, a gracious handshake would have been in order here. I may or may not agree with some of Mr. Clinton's actions, but the fact remains his presidency was good for the country on many levels. In my opinion, she was rude and out of place.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 08, 2006 18:21

Ok, so I totally agree that people should be able to voice their thoughts and feelings. They should also be able to be stupid whenever they want to, as long as they are willing to accept the consequences that come from their actions. I have a job, and I don't always agree with the CEO I work with. While I will try to express my point when I think something could be done in a better way, I realize I work for this person and that I need my job. Of course, I could one day turn to him and say something he did was idiotic and that he sometimes acts like a moron. But I would do so knowing that I am signing my resignation letter as soon as I walk out of his office. Everyone irritates us from time to time, but I think that's the difference between being a civilized person or not being one. We learn to not necessarily say what we think in order not to offend someone unnecessarily. If I worked for a company (in this case, the government) and disagreed with their philosophy and actions to the point of feeling the need to attack the head of the corporation, I would just look for another job at a place I felt better about. But I would never refuse to shake hands and vocally attack someone. In my country, we say "The ones who aren't pleased with the situation should move on", and I stick with it. If there are people fien with it and I don't want to be there, then it obviously is my problem and I should look for a place where I want to be.


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Posted on Tue, Aug 08, 2006 16:24

All I can say...is...one has gotta love the "Bill's" of the world... I said with a smile :)... Seriously...her behavior was unacceptable to say the very least...public display of ones feelings in an emotional tirade...especially when it is directed to a Public figure as "Bill"...in my opinion warrants firing...removal from said premises...the words..."mental"..."unstable" come to mind... GREAT photo...I have dubbed it "Smiling with the Bill's"... Marie


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Posted on Tue, Aug 08, 2006 04:14

Of course her approach was incorrect. She made a fool of herself. If I had such a disregard or disrespect for someone and they offered me their hand I would simply say no thank you and step back. That would make a MUCH louder statement and perhaps get on TV. Rather than shaming myself perhaps people would then be interested as to why I would decline the out stretched hand of a former president.


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