Honest Politician

As of yesterday I'm back, but battling the "back from vacation syndrome."

Do you mean my current schedule does not include time watching the waves crash with my feet in the salt water?

That can't be the sound of my alarm--is it really time to wake up?

Where is that phone charger? The kids' Kindle plug?

Maybe you can relate.

No surprise in that I did not finish my Missing Person Monday post.

As such, I'll delve into the disappearance of Vickie Ellington in a few days.

While away, a friend sent me a well-written article about the American Civil War, and a quote grabbed my attention.

Simon Cameron was President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War in 1861 and was considered one of America's first political bosses.

If one had political aspirations, Mr. Cameron was a powerful individual who made things happen--interesting that he was orphaned at age 9, had limited schooling, and worked his way to wealth (well working and creating controversy).

Anyway, Cameron had this gem to say about political figures of the 19th century:

"An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought."

No matter the time, politicians still make easy targets for humor.

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Enjoy your day, and if you see my phone cord laying around, just holler at me. 



19 comments:

Pia said...

Vacation? I badly need one!

ladyfi said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful dis-connected time!

Brian Miller said...

ha. bought is def what politicians are....at least it sounds like he was not in denial of that...

welcome back

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Jealous of your vacation! I haven't been to the beach since summer before last. I am so overdue!

Pat Hatt said...

haha well at least he spoke the truth there. Vacation, what's that?

Chrys Fey said...

I hope you had a nice vacation. I feel like I need one!

Diane Estrella said...

We just got back from a Texas vacation and getting back into the swing is hard. Going from 90's and sun back home is happy and sad.

Jeanette Levellie said...

So sorry you had to come home!

messymimi said...

Welcome home! Yes, politicians are the easy target, and sometimes deservedly so.

Bijoux said...

There are some great one-liners about politicians out there! Thanks for digging this one up.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I have that even after just a long weekend. I'm counting the weeks until I'll be watching the waves crash with my feet in salt water.

Clarissa Draper said...

Well, I hope you had an excellent vacation. I love the quote about the politicians. It's so true! Can't wait to get back to your missing persons post.

Stephanie Faris said...

Great quote! I'm craving the beach right now, but the worst part about vacation is having to come back to real life. There is something nice about sleeping in your own bed after being away, though!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Some comfort in knowing politics has been dirty for a long time? Not certain, but suppose it is true.

Good luck getting back in the groove. I hate that part, but glad you enjoyed your time away.

Maxi said...

Glad you got away for a while, SD. Need a few days myself.

Had no idea it was that bad back in the day … things never change.

blessings ~ maxi

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LMAO!!!! Apparently nothing has changed.

Welcome back, Slam Dunks! Hope you had a restful (as restful as it can be with young kids) vacation.

lisa said...

Cameron sounds like someone a lot of people should emulate….working his way our of a destitute beginning to one of the highest positions in the country. And yes, sometimes re-entry after vacay is very rough! Glad to see you back again. Hope you're all refreshed and recharged :-)

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Glad to see you back and none the worse for wear.
I think the WORST scenario when you get back is remembering you left "something" where you were staying...
(and hopefully, it was nothing important)
And YES, Cameron was ahead of HIS time...definitely.
(and prophetic to boot)

Stay safe out there.

terri said...

Welcome back! Hope you find your phone cord and get your groove back!