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Posted: May 6, 2010 12:01 p.m.
Updated: May 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Does a great resume assure a great performance? It depends.

Experience is one of the key ingredients that allows one to transform words into a meaningful action.

As an independent, I did not vote for President Barack Obama, but hoped he might offer the leadership necessary to foster fiscal responsibility in our government and give Americans a reason to demonstrate national pride.

I have been disappointed. His actions underscore his lack of experience. When confronted with tough choices as a senator, he most often recorded a "no vote," rather than be pinned down for taking sides on contentious issues.

Arizona has recently passed a law to protect its citizens and its border. It has been forced into this role by a lack of leadership at the national level.

Rather than take a clear stand to protect our citizens, our president has chosen once more to take a "no vote" on a hot-button topic in a mid-election year, thus creating a volatile situation. I am sadly disappointed by what appears to be a continuation of behavior motivated by political, rather than moral, concern for his nation.

His lack of experience is once again demonstrated by the handling of the current oil-rig incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano mirrors his inexperience by stating that BP, the oil-rig operator, is in control of the situation as a "first responder."

The federal government, which should be taking the lead on this national disaster, is not doing so. Washington chose to wait eight days before making a response.

Now an army of lawyers and others who have no experience in dealing with this type of disaster have been sent to the scene to look over the shoulder of those taking real action. I can't wait to see how this comes out on Obama's resume.

Don't be fooled by words - look at a person's deeds if you want to know their real worth. I am waiting for a real leader to emerge to lead us forward in 2012, and representatives who will help this nation shoulder the load. Check out those resumes for November 2010 and 2012.

Can we change the behavior of American politicians?

Yes, we can.


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