Lead Like Lincoln
What a Voter Wants
Dear Newly-Elected (and Re-elected) Officials,
Let me be the first to congratulate you today, about 11 hours before the polls close. I’m writing now because tonight you’ll be flush with victory and unable to focus. I need you to focus. This is important. I’ve prepared a job description for you.
You likely have no idea what you’ve signed up for and I must admit the burden of serving the public will be considerable, but someone’s gotta do it. I’m glad you stepped up. Thanks in advance.
Thanks to re-elected officials too. Some of you have worked hard to stay true to your vision (and to our wishes). Some of you were retained because of that (and some of you lost because of that). That happens.
Here’s your job in a nutshell. Take off the crown and get to work. Keep this handy for frequent reference and guidance. You’ve got a hard job, but don’t cut corners. We’ll be watching.
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