KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Politics, baseball and the flicks. The three matters merge on this week’s episode of 4Star Politics.
Former Kansas Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman joins FOX4’s John Holt and Kansas Metropolis Star Editorial Board member Dave Helling to speak about his political previous, compromising on Capitol Hill and his new e-book Laughing at Myself.
Glickman stated he began his public profession with a seat on the Wichita Faculty Board. Then the Democrat ran for congress. After dropping his congressional seat in 1994, President Clinton nominated him to be his Secretary of Agriculture. Glickman credit Republican, and former Kansas Senator, Bob Dole for the job.
“These have been the times when Democrats and Republicans may nonetheless get alongside and discuss to one another. It’s exhausting to imagine he [Dole] was the man who pushed my nomination by way of,” Glickman stated.
Glickman credit humor together with his success in all elements of his life. He stated it’s one thing he realized from his mother and father.
“My mom and father each had nice senses of humor. Self-deprecating humor. Totally different sorts of humor,” Glickman stated. “I noticed the way in which the operated their lives. They made humor a central a part of the way in which they handled folks.”
“The place did that go in Washingon?” Helling requested. “It looks as if the shortage of humor to me is probably the most placing factor. Nobody has a humorousness about himself or herself. The place did that go?”
“I largely agree,” Glickman stated. “Notably self-deprecating humor. I don’t imply to be bipartisan however at any time when President Trump tried to be humorous it was at all times on the expense of any person else. Whereas when Bob Dole can be humorous it was normally as a result of he was making a joke about himself or another person, however to not damage any person in that course of.”
Glickman stated that he believes a part of it’s due to concern that if somebody says one thing that is perhaps politically incorrect, somebody can have caught it on video and will probably be on social media endlessly.
“It’s not all over the place. There’s a variety of locations the place members nonetheless work collectively on, however it’s extra uncommon than it was,” Glickman stated. “I feel it’s the concern of trying weak. Actually generally telling a joke on your self or having that type of humorousness, there’s a notion of weak point not power. That you just at all times must be in assault mode.”
The artwork of compromise and hear are two different issues which might be lacking in politics too, in keeping with Glickman.
“The artwork of listening is one other issue that isn’t as prevalent accurately. However to hear signifies that you’ve truly obtained to listen to what any person says and that’s one thing that fewer politicians subscribe to that principle than they used to,” Glickman stated.
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