Candy dish offers lessons in politics, ideology

2014-02-04T00:00:00Z Candy dish offers lessons in politics, ideology nwitimes.com
February 04, 2014 12:00 am

As the only Democrat in the DeMotte Town Hall during the Clinton administration, I tried to enhance my friendship with other town employees by providing a "good will" candy dish for them.

After a couple of town officials had criticized a "Clinton giveaway program" and explained to me the value of teaching a person to fish rather than just giving him a fish, so that he could provide for himself, they complained about the candy dish sometimes being empty.

I responded by putting in the dish several pieces of paper with a recipe for making candy, and commended my Republican friends for their wisdom.

Two days later, however, the town clerk told me all of the town employees wanted me to know that in regards to the candy dish, they agreed the Democrat way may be better. I wish my Democrat friends could also admit to being wrong sometimes.

- Lary Sakel, DeMotte

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