Thursday, November 09, 2006

Democrats want to thank the Republicans who stayed at home

Sometimes the best way to get something done is to do nothing at all. And I have heard from quite a number of Republicans who made a political statement by simply staying at home this voting season, and others who voted for the Democrat. Sometimes this is necessary, especially when those in power are micranimous and self-serving. For these folks I especially hope the Democratic congress earn your vote. I also hope they don't succumb to arrogance, greed, ambition or blind obedience to custom. As Deepak Chopra once wisely said: One experiences a sea-change when one shifts one's orientation from "What's in it for me?" to "How can I help?"

May the Democrats prove truly and universally helpful.