Gov. Sarah Palin makes millions as an author after quitting her job before her term as governor of Alaska was over. This is not an example for other politicians to follow.
I prefer former Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu’s style. Ryu lost by 192 votes to her opponent. She did everything right during her first term as mayor: getting involved in Shoreline community, making Shoreline visible among big cities in our state, showing up in Asian community events, and supporting small businesses. So why did she lose?
Ryu’s opponent’s negative campaign hurt her, Ryu said. But it didn’t hurt her spirit.
In fact, Ryu looked radiant and relaxed at the swearing-in ceremony of King County Executive Dow Constantine. Ryu’s genuine smile was seen far across the room.
There’s no pressure now. Ryu does not need to think about campaigning or being on camera constantly. Making big bucks like Palin was never Ryu’s agenda.
So what’s next for Ryu? This holiday would be a good time to figure it out. Don’t count her out. Cindy Ryu will be back. ♦