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As our local candidates are gearing up for the election I hope they will take the high road and stick to the issues plus actual accomplishments.  Those two things are the only two things I care about in a candidate, but modern political wrangling makes it awfully hard some time to drill down to those roots.  I can do without all the unsubstantiated rumors and accusations.  Let's face it, nobody's perfect, and when someone is other people will make up stuff about her or him.

It seems to me that there are plenty of homilies that our parents drilled into us.  For example, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."

Or in the Book of Matthew, "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you."

Or in the Book of John, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."

My favorite variation on this theme is Ogden Nash's classic poem, 'The Porcupine'.  Actually this is my favorite poem of all time.  Nash was a genius with an uncanny way of getting to the root of every issue.

"Any hound a porcupine nudges
Can't be blamed for harboring grudges.
I know one hound that laughed all winter
At a porcupine that sat on a splinter."

Straight to the point.

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