Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Is it Just Me??
I woke up this morning and as I'm clicking through the New York Times (hey, I'm a Blackberry user so that's how I roll) I read their piece on the life of Richard C. Holbrooke, the diplomatic equivalent of Mr. Fix It. He was 69 years old and still deep in the game as President Obama's special rep for Afghanistan and Pakistan. And it occurred to me that here we go again - the loss of another great mind at a critical time in the life of our country. In August 2009, Senator Ted Kennedy died at age 77, in the midst of the battle royale over the President's health care bill. So, is it just me or do we have a serious need to get more young people interested in civil service in this country? I'm just saying!