February 27, 2010

Seven Principles of Good Government

NEW MEXICO'S former Governor, Gary Johnson, has a book coming out, joining other potential 2012 Republican candidates in getting his views out to the voters. The book, titled “Seven Principles of Good Government”, comes on the heels of an announcement of a new PAC called the Our America Initiative which sets the groundwork for a possible presidential run in 2012.

Johnson, who served two terms as a Republican governor of New Mexico, carries with him his Seven Principles of Good Government. They are:

1. Become reality driven. Don’t kid yourself or others. Find out what’s what and base your decisions and actions on that.

2. Always be honest and tell the truth. It’s extremely difficult to do any damage to anybody when you are willing to tell the truth-regardless of the consequences.

3. Always do what’s right and fair. Remember, the more you actually accomplish, the louder your critics become. You’ve got to learn to ignore your critics. You’ve got to continue to do what you think is right. You’ve got to maintain your integrity.

4. Determine your goal, develop a plan to reach that goal, and then act. Don’t procrastinate.

5. Make sure everybody who ought to know what you’re doing knows what you’re doing. Communicate.

6. Don’t hesitate to deliver bad news. There is always time to salvage things. There is always time to fix things. Henry Kissinger said that anything that can be revealed eventually should be revealed immediately.

7. Last, be willing to do whatever it takes to get your job done. If you’ve got a job that you don’t love enough to do what it takes to get your job done, then quit and get one that you do love, and then make a difference.

P.S. With all respect Mr. Johnson, if you are running for president you need an upgraded website.

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