Linda and I were watching The Good Wife last night (the best show on T.V., even counting cable), and one of the plot developments is that the 'bad' husband, who is running for district attorney again despite his scandalous past, finds dirt on one of his opponents and forces him out of the race.
The final scene is the opponent giving the reasons for quitting as being -- family come first, blah, blah, blah.
"I can never listen to how people quit anymore without being skeptical," I said. "Whenever they say "family" or "business opportunities" or "health."
"Well, some people really do have health problems," Linda said.
"Everyone has health issues. But, yeah, what if your real reason for quitting is family, health or opportunities? No one will believe you, anymore..."
Same thing goes for business. I always believe people quit for lack of money, bottomline. Unless they're retiring. Even burnout or stress circles back to money. But hardly anyone gives not making money as a reason. They'll say something about losing their "lease": which is a lot like saying someone died because their heart stopped.
Anyway, I woke this morning to announcement that the "controversial CEO of Bend Memorial Cline, resigned...""...to pursue other opportunities..." Bulletin, 3/2/11.
As a native Bendite, it's been kind of sad to watch both BMC and St. Charles become so distantly corporate in business structure.
Meanwhile, the accused rapist has some "defenders" in the Bulletin article this morning. But, frankly, the defense just makes him sound worse. In fact, the whole thing makes him sound like an out of control, pill popping, skirt chasing ,high living, boundary invading, egomaniac into rough sex. At the very least, he has one of the flakiest histories I've ever heard. How many places has this guy lived? Is he a doctor, or isn't he? Does Bend attract these guys?
Oh, well. Innocent until proven guilty, I guess. But if he's innocent, he's still a bounder and a cad.
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