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    Are Politicians Role Models

    Not talking specific politicians, but overall, are politicians some one that should be seen as appropriate role models? Are politicians some one that parents should say about "work hard and you can be like then"?

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    There is no option for "some are while some aren't".
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    There is no option for "some are while some aren't".
    That is because I am talking in general, not about specific politicians.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Politicians are just a group, like actors, baseball players, parents, etc. It depends on the person, not what group he belongs.

    George Washington was my role model, growing up.

    Charlie Rangel, was not.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is because I am talking in general, not about specific politicians.
    That clarification influenced my vote. I distrust the vast majority of politicians. It's a side effect of living in Chicago.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    I don't think so. I can't think of any politician anywhere that I would point to and call a role model for my kid.

    I tend to be more admiring of doctors, humanitarian workers, firemen, architects, artists, writers, self-made business(wo)men... Polticians, nope. Not a one.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    They damned well should be. Unfortunately, they are not. And we do not seem to expect better.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Yes, if you want to be a thief, the best people to watch for inspiration are you elected officials.

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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    I don't really buy into the whole concept of "role models", I don't think *ANYONE* is a role model intrinsically. Some people might be better to admire than others, but that has nothing whatsoever to do with their jobs or their public stature and everything to do with the character of the individuals in question.
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    Re: Are Politicians Role Models

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't really buy into the whole concept of "role models", I don't think *ANYONE* is a role model intrinsically. Some people might be better to admire than others, but that has nothing whatsoever to do with their jobs or their public stature and everything to do with the character of the individuals in question.
    I agree in some respects and disagree in others. It really depends on the definition of role model being used.

    If you use the original meaning, the role the person plays (such as job, public stature, etc) has everything to do with it. The character of the individual may or may not be relevant, it all depends on the role being modeled.

    But if you use the modern definition, which has become so generic that the "role" supposedly being played is basically that of a human being, then it has everything to do with the character of the individual in question and jobs or public stature should really have nothing to do with what makes a good role model.
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