Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In a slightly less imperfect world.

Mark Grisanti is a republican senator in the New York legislature. He repeats himself several times in this video (I was told when I started tutoring that you have to repeat everything at least 3 times before everybody gets it), but he does something I wish a lot more politicians would do. And it boils down to this: I've gone away, I've done the work, I was wrong, I have changed my position. I hate it when politicians get jumped all over for changing their stance on policy. Fair enough, jump all over them if it's bribery that makes them change, that's illegal, jump all over them if it's a thinly veiled attempt to grab some votes, that's generally reprehensible and shows weakness of conviction. When someone has sat down, researched something, talked to the people involved and come to the conclusion that they were wrong and their stance should be altered, they should be applauded, not condemned.

Senator Grisanti Supports NY Marriage Equality (06-24-11)

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