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The First Obligation

The more things change it seems the more they stay the same. Decades ago one of my best political teachers, the late John Maloney, taught me that the first obligation of a politician is to win. Because if they didn’t they couldn’t do themselves, their party or their causes any good. Mr. Maloney (and I never called him anything else to his face or behind his back) was correct then and still is to this day. With that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading The First Obligation