There are two subjects I like to avoid:
Politics and religion.
Unless I am poking fun at Tim Tebow (and that is all it is, just jokes) I don’t even get into those discussions. Religion and politics are personal choices meaning there isn’t a right or wrong. You can’t tell a person what to believe, because you wouldn’t want someone to do that to you.
When I was originally told that Cardinals Superstar Albert Pujols and manager Tony LaRussa was scheduled to make an appearance at a Fox News Political Personality Glenn Beck rally in DC I sort of “Jamarcus Shrugged” it.
When I was told that Beck was trying to take attention from the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech”, I gave a “rock eyebrow”.
Here is what LaRussa had to say:
“I made it clear when we were approached: I said, ‘If it’s political, I wouldn’t even approach Albert with it.’ I don’t want to be there if it’s political,” La Russa said. He and Pujols met Beck in June, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“I made the point several times: What is this about?” La Russa said. “I don’t know who’s going to be there, who’s going to accept it. But the gist of the day is not political. I think it’s a really good concept, actually.”
Strauss writes that part of the rally is slated to have a faith-based message, which squares with Pujols’ beliefs and his Pujols Family Foundation.
Sarah Palin and plenty of Tea Party supporters are going to be there. To be fair Martin Luther King’s niece Alveda King will be speaking as well.
It is pretty obvious what is going on, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that.
My stance though remains the same, what Pujols and LaRussa believe in politically is their business and has nothing to do with them chasing the Reds in the NL Central.
If they want to be manipulated by Glenn Beck and have their faces plastered on Fox News next to Sarah Palin and people who probably still want blacks on the back of the bus that is their decision to make.
Those decisions are ones they have to live with and it isn’t our job to make judgments.
As a wise man told me once never be judgmental just observe and file it away.
I advise you to do the same.