Schodorf exits Republican Party
I’ve known Jean Schodorf a long time. She was always open and candid with me when she served on the Wichita Board of Education for 12 years. I interviewed her occasionally during her service as state senator from my district … a post she had held since 2001. She was chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee.
In a nasty primary this fall, Wichita City Council member Michael O’Donnell defeated Schodorf for the Republican nomination.
Jean recently announced that she is leaving the Republican Party, and will register as a Democrat or Independent. She says there’s no room in the Republican Party for “people who actually think in moderation”.
Jean’s problem is that she is a problem-solver, not a dig-in-your heels, stubborn, narrow-minded, my-way-or-the-highway type politician. The message from the Republican Party is clear: they want people who all think alike, all talk alike, and never compromise on any issue.
It’s the same negative, childish philosophy we see in Washington.
What a pity.
Our thought for today is from Abraham Maslow:
“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”