Kids Do The Darndest Things

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on January 28, 2011

When PG was in grammar school, there was a popular TV show called “House Party”, hosted by Art Linkletter. At the end of the show, Mr. Linkletter interviewed some children, who said cute things. There was a popular book based on this, “Kids Say the Darndest Things! “ “.

Some of these kids get older, and become “senior officials” in governments. Unlike the house party kids, they do not show a face on camera. They say the darndest things.

Egypt is in turmoil now. Her neighbor, and ally, Israel, is watching with concern. An American media outlet interviewed a “senior official…who spoke on condition of not being identified by name or portfolio,” “But while it may be more efficient to deal in with a strongman in Cairo — Mubarak has ruled for 30 years — and a king in Amman, democracies make better neighbors, “because democracies do not initiate wars,”.

This might come as a surprise to the people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. But then, some say the United States is not a democracy, but a republic. Maybe that is the difference.
Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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