We Need Leaders Not Readers !!!

This afternoon Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain was asked about his recent unintelligible comments about Libya and other foreign policy subjects. He went on a diatribe saying that no leader can know everything, That is why you pick and choose what your interests are and hire good people who know about the rest. He ended his comments with the statement that “We need leaders not readers.”

OMG, Be still my retired librarian heart!

I spent most of my adult life fostering reading, seeking out facts and the truth of any subject for myself and more importantly for any library patron seeking assistance. To hear someone who is ostensibly running for president make such a statement chills me to the bone. There were actually people in the audience cheering this imbecile. That scares me even more. They are the same type of “Americans” who cheered executions, booed a gay soldier and look up to a cast of presidential contenders who continue to pander to their fears, who denigrate educated people as “elitists”, and who make fun of  men of thoughtfulness, and  compromise.

At least Herman Cain has explained this phenomenon.  These candidates and voters are obviously not readers …  and proud of it!    We are in deep do-do!


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