Monday, July 30, 2007

Jeanne Lamb: Columnist put to the test

The following response to Allan Markin's recent column appeared in the July 27th, 207, edition of the Western News:

Columnist Allan Markin’s opinion piece in the July 20 Western News I feel should earn him the sentence of writing out the well known Rotary Four Way Test at least 30 million times.

The test states: In all the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build good will and better friendship?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
(In other words, will it help kick off our massive fundraiser and usher Penticton residents enthusiastically into their centennial celebrations?)

On completion, I suggest Mr. Markin should apply for a four-year term as public relations Officer for the Argentine U20 Soccer Team or perhaps as blog site manager for Conrad Black. Hubris would be an asset in either position.