Common Sense

Cavuto: Politicians Avoiding the Specifics

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": I remember many years back when I was a kid...

In one of our family's many father, a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker...was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia.

He was like a bull in a china shop. He didn't know what to make of these exceedingly nice, over-the-top charming southerners...who wouldn't say a bad thing about anyone.  At least to anyone.

It drove my dad nuts. It got so bad, when anyone said, "Y'all come back," my dad would reply..."When!?!"

I remember my mom saying, "They're just being nice."

He wasn't buying it. Because he always felt they were hiding something, just too classy to say something.

Probably so in his case, because I'm sure they were often thinking, "Y'all please don't come back."

Because my dad, Lord rest him, was not big on subtle, or sweet.

So I don't think he'd be a big fan of all this sweet, but vague talk on the debt these days.

The president says "My view is we need to live within our means," my dad would probably say, "And when did you come up with that revelation, Sparky? Fine time for that Fox News alert."

And keep in mind, my dad died years before there even was Fox News!!

Or Chuck Schumer talks about Democrats being serious about spending.

I can seriously see my dad choking on an Italian sausage grinder! And then just up-chucking on Chuck.

Because dad was big on specifics...which means dad wouldn't be big on politicians avoiding specifics.

Or 10 or 12-year plans to address those specifics.

I can almost hear him now. "12 years? I don't know what Italian restaurant I'm going to at 12 o'clock!"

He'd be rude. He'd be blunt. But I tell ya he'd be clear.

I know.

I've channeled him.

And he's so fed up; he just turned off the TV.

Something about my mom saying, "Y'all come back."

Something about an anger management class.

In heaven...I pray.