Sunday morning: the wrong time for politicians' quarterbacking

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It has always bewildered me why every Monday morning we hear radio reports or read newspaper reports about what our elected leaders said on the previous Sunday morning’s television news programs.

These spokespersons, who ordinarily can’t get anything done during the week, all of a sudden have all the answers on Sunday morning. But it’s not the rhetoric that bewilders me; it’s the timing — Sunday morning.

On Sunday morning, by my reckoning, a high percentage of the population is in a worship service, somewhere, praying for our and the world’s leaders to find peaceful solutions to the nation’s and the world’s problems. Why aren’t these leaders doing the same with their families?

Wouldn’t that be a more effective and inspiring use of their time, instead of appearing on television spouting their re-elect-me-rhetoric hoping for that perfect sound bite to be used in their perpetual re-election marathons?

Why can’t these Sunday morning quarterbacks use the normal work week of Monday through Friday to accomplish their objectives instead of waiting for Sunday morning to strike their partisan poses?

RICHARD SYRACUSE
Squirrel Hill


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