Political Radar


January 16th, 2014

Former Gov. Linda Lingle will teach a class on public policy this spring at California State University at Northridge, her alma mater.

From Lingle, a two-term Republican governor who lost a campaign for U.S. Senate in 2012:

There is so much cynicism today. And, there are people, including some who go into politics, who seem to feel ‘if you disagree with me, you’re a bad person and your motives are bad.’ That’s not the way it should be.

There are so many people who enter public service because they believe they can make a positive difference in people’s lives, but we forget that. If you are entering the public policy arena, you need to be able to communicate and put aside differences when necessary.

I want my students to be effective public policy makers.

3 Responses to “Teach”

  1. Johnson:

    It's nice to be able to agree with our former Governor on something.

  2. ohiaforest3400:

    Too bad she didn't seem to believe that when she was Governor. I'm glad to see she's grown since then.

  3. Especially Incognito:

    "This is a decision that should not be made by one person sitting in her office or by members of the Majority Party behind closed doors in a legislative caucus, but by all the people of Hawaii behind the curtain of the voting booth." lingle's veto decision.

    Cannot believe she is going to teach. she should practice what she preaches. she was for the republican party and not for the people of Hawaii. I guess she being a journalist major, she was very critical on the wording of a bill. Seems anybody with a Bureacratic Standard Degree can teach. Though, she as a journalist comes under Bachelor of Aristocracy not arts.

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