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Old 08-24-2009, 10:23 PM
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Where have all the leaders gone? Lee Iacocca with Cathrine Whitney


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'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay the course..'

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore..
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We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.

Our borders are like sieves.

The middle class is being squeezed every which way.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?
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If I've learned one thing, it's this: 'You don't get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it's building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this book. It's a "Call to Action" for people who, like me, believe in America '. It's not too late, but it's getting pretty close. So let's shake off the crap and go to work. Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:01 PM
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I agree with all of those statements/sentiments.

I've not voted for an incumbent for at least 10 years. Throw them out, way out.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:56 AM
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:39 AM
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Ahhh, but he had to pitch his book, didn't he.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:16 AM
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Wendy, if you had written a book you would be advertising (pitching) it as well. It is a business, that is how they sell books. An unknown and unheard of book will never sell, because the target audience does not know it exists.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:35 AM
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Obama has been in office less than 8 months and much HAS happened. It takes that long for a broken leg to heal. Our country was broken! It'll be a miracle if it can heal in 8 years.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:03 AM
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It gives my age away but I remember Iacocca going to the government with hat in hand looking for a bail out for Chrysler back in the early 80's?
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:40 AM
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Wendy, if you had written a book you would be advertising (pitching) it as well. It is a business, that is how they sell books. An unknown and unheard of book will never sell, because the target audience does not know it exists.
That's why I take a grain of salt with his ire.
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