Morrissey ran on a platform of taking partisanship out of the Attorney General's Office, yet his most significant action to date has been to hire a litigator who will use West Virginia taxpayer money to launch unnecessary lawsuits against federal legislation that Morrissey unilaterally deems not in West Virginia's best interests.
It is still early in Morrissey's tenure, and I hope he soon takes his office out of campaign mode to act as the responsible steward that West Virginians need him to be.
Stop sports politics; your kids are watching
If you are a father, like me, and your kids played sports, then no doubt you encountered the politics. Every Pee Wee league all the way up to high school sports, it is always there.
That coach who seems to ensure his kids get the primo starting positions. Ability and fairness do not exist in these people's minds. Their goal is all about their kid and kids of parents who align with him. I would expect there is not an amateur sport in the country where this does not happen.
So you find yourself having to play the politics of the game. Since this guy controls whether your son sits or plays, you must make a moral decision to sell your soul. Do you kiss up to ensure your kid gets on the field, or do you decide to take a stand and speak out?
It has been my experience that the majority of fathers hope they pleased the coach enough to get their kids playing time. Meanwhile, behind their back, they talk about how unfair it is -- but only in a whisper.
Kids are very smart today and can see this happening. They can't understand why their dad, who they look up to and respect, would stand by and allow this political game to exist.