Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘west’

Re: Treads

Money is a little tight, but my car needed new tires.  Even though I made it through the winter in decent shape I was always concerned that I’d lose one of my tires at an inopportune moment.  I am not sure what an opportune moment would be to lose a tire…perhaps if one blows just as you pull into the bay at a tire dealership.  There are a lot of options and you can pay as little as $75 per tire to well in the hundreds of dollars.  I really wanted to fall between the two and closer to the lower end.  The problem then is that I’d be doing this again in two years.  Tires just don’t last like they used to. 

True American Hero – Rep. Allen West

I first heard Congressman Allen West about a year ago when he was a guest on a local talk radio show.  In an election year it might not be too surprising to have someone running for office appearing, but the show originates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rep. West was running for office in Florida.  The radio hosts; Quinn and Rose, were enamored by West and I soon shared their enthusiasm.  His matter-of-fact style and forthright message is, unfortunately, refreshing.  It’s only unfortunate that an elected official (he won!) is so open and honest; that he is the exception rather than the rule.  Even the politicians that I like often seem to care too much about appearing civil when confronting the other side.