Two Extraordinary Men

Hands down, Kathleen Parker is my favorite columnist…and no, not because she’s a woman but because she has the uncanny ability to say just what I’m thinking in a much better, more eloquent manner. You’ll see why in a moment.


At the end of election week, I find myself still thinking of John McCain and what a courageous, tough man of integrity he is. Don’t experience and sacrifice count for something?? Then I think of our president-elect, and as I said in an earlier post, I can clearly see that he has many sterling attributes and that perhaps he is the better person for unifying such a diverse group of people. My heart is sore for McCain, but my spirit is hopeful for Obama and his mission.


What does this have to do with Kathleen Parker? In her words: “We arrived at this historic moment through the sacrifices (and blood) of those who preceded us. Barack Obama’s ascendancy is testament to the audacity of the American dream—as well as to the enormous suffering of men such as John McCain.” And then she continues, “Two men of extraordinary talent clashed not in the battlefield of strap-on bombs , but in the civilized arena of ideas.”


See. I told you I couldn’t have said it better (or as well).


Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

3 thoughts on “Two Extraordinary Men”

  1. makes me get all choked up.

    I have a genuine honest love and appreciation for both men. McCain displayed a level of class, on election night, that I had not thought possible in the situation. And what a guy he is. I’m glad Obama won (I was rooting for him) but I wish there were a way to get them BOTH in the whitehouse. People said to me that they didn’t know who to vote for this year; in my mind I agreed but not because I didn’t like either; because I liked both!

    I like them both too. It's Obama's lack of experience that kept me from voting for him. Still, he represents a new America, and I'm anxious to see what's ahead.

    Hooray for the democratic process, and hooray for the very real, different path of sacrifices and examples that these two men engender.

  2. hey wouldn’t it be neat if mc cain and hillary both were picked for things in big o’s administration

    Yes, but I wouldn't count on that.

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