Monday, August 17, 2009

A Teaching Moment for Obama and Gates

What a difference attitude makes.

Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in New Jersey when he was found wandering about in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City.

Dylan had no identification with him and officers asked him to accompany them. They went to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where tour performers with Dylan were staying. The tour staff vouched for Dylan who cooperated with the police throughout the whole incident.

Unlike Obama's pal Gates, Dylan doesn't seem to have berated law enforcement for not knowing who he is nor did he suggest a meeting with anyone's mama.

Isn't it amazing how a little humility and a good attitude can keep the peace?

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