Monday, May 30, 2005

Jeff Gillenkirk on Joining the GOP

Just a Memorial Day afternoon quickie post, 'cause I'm about to go rollerblading in Golden Gate Park. (I may not have what it takes to be a competitive skateboarder, but I am a tolerably semi-competent recreational rollerblader when the cars are banned on Sundays and holidays. Woo-hoo! Skating in a straight line on the "bunny slopes" — eXtreme!!)

Jeff Gillenkirk (former speechwriter for New York Governor Mario Cuomo) has an article in the Insight section of yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle, "Why I'm joining the GOP: Leaving the left for fun and profit." (Thanks to Google and for helping me find the online version.) You should read the whole thing, but I'll give you the last paragraph:

As a Republican, I simply won't listen to bad news anymore. Bad news doesn't get me or my family anywhere. If you don't have anything good to say about somebody, don't say anything at all — unless it happens to be about a Democrat, of course.