Columnist Mark Shield recently delivers the Eugene J. McCarthy lecture at St. John’s University. I listened to the lecture on MPR during my lunch hour today. It’s really worth a listen. Shield provides anecdotes, history, humor, and optimism. Listening to him was a breath of fresh air. Although, I would have answered the lady’s question about what is missing in the leadership of President Obama differently.
Mark Shields: “Republicans have to fall in line, Democrats have to fall in love” …LOL
And remember this classic after the January Tucson shooting? “We saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic [Jewish Congresswoman]. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon. And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president… That’s a remarkable statement about the country.”- Mark Shields
You can listen to the lecture in its entirety here.