We have a saying in our house: “Bad behavior is bad behavior.” We use this sentence in reference to many contexts- work, family, kids, politics, Lost… you get the point. Needless to say, when we are compelled to say it, we are not entirely pleased with the players involved. Regardless of context, there is something a bit punitive in its connotation, something almost patronizing.
Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Syria has been favorite topic for the talking heads of both radio and TV. Apparently, Number Two (Dick Cheney) did not appreciate the journey of Number Three, describing her actions (and words, more accurately) as “bad behavior.” Far be it from me to get involved in a family squabble; birth order (I mean hierarchy) can be very important. But was it really necessary for Dick to use the words “bad behavior?” I know he is a big quail (I mean kahuna- sorry for the faulty Darth Cheney animal reference), but Nancy is the Speaker- also a big kahuna the last time I checked. Was it really necessary for him to be so condescending? Though it's a challenge, I will not even entertain the temptation to list a fraction of the bad behavior that the current administration has displayed.
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