"A lack of political leadership — the kind that can bring disparate personalities and viewpoints together toward a set of common objectives — can damage a community, and the damage can have long-lasting effects. What’s certain is that anger, belittling comments, and vitriolic pronouncements about one’s political “enemy” will do nothing to advance the cause of good government or one’s public service to his constituents. When an elected official allows himself to get bogged down in full-out arguments and personality clashes, he is letting down the people who cast votes for him by causing government to come to a standstill. At least at the local level, the public doesn’t want divisiveness to the point of stagnation."
--Greg Harton, "What Gives," Northwest Arkansas Times