The big bullies set a poor example

September 29, 2012

Does anyone, besides me, see the irony in the behavior of public figures who stand up against bullying? It seems that those who speak out against it the loudest are the very ones who are the biggest bullies.

We see that scenario played out by Gov. Martin O'Malley, President Barack Obama and now Dan Rodricks ("Refs, retail politics and a quiet delegate," Sept. 27). I guess he is proud to be in such distinguished company with the "big bullies." With such noted examples of behavior, it is no wonder our young people have become increasingly intolerant of those with differing interests or lifestyles.

Until our leaders are able to control themselves, how can we expect the youth not to emulate their behavior and continue bullying?

Marjie Heagy

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