Via Tulsa World
Lord Curzon was a regal of Britain — once serving as Viceroy of India.
His friends once found him crestfallen at his home. “My gardener,” he said “resigned, all-the-while telling me that I am a mere SOB!” He was shocked that a commoner would speak to the ruling class in this way.
We could shoot an arrow from Lord Curzon’s estate all the way to Oklahoma’s Capitol where we would find this type of nauseating entitlement in the political class.
Decades of misguided decisions coming out of the Capitol caused schools to tumble to last place, and politicians respond like a piano with just one key, and ask us for $800 million.
Columnist Thomas Sowell quips that, “Scarcity is the first lesson in economics. And the first lesson in politics is to forget the first lesson in economics.”
We can avoid the vinegar that the Legislature offers. Kevin Stitt brings fresh eyes to systemic problems. He hires for talent, not for tenure. The 1,000 who work for him and many who volunteer for “Stitt for Governor” adore his lean-forward style.
There is another reason to trust him. Gateway Mortgage avoided risky sub-prime loans that were the precursor of the 2007 financial crisis. He steadied his hand on Gateway’s wheel. Something inside of him knew true north. There is a grace there. A deep wisdom. An ancient of days.
You and I — the persons that Lord Curzon despised — can trust Kevin Stitt.