14 December 2009 by Published in: General musings 4 comments

Earlier today, I had a note on Facebook from someone who asked me if the rumors that I was going to be named the next superintendent of the National Military Park at Gettysburg were true. After I stopped laughing hysterically and got over being flattered that someone would even consider me qualified for such a position, I assured the person who asked that they were nothing but rumors, that the next superintendent would come from the ranks of the National Park Service, and that there was precisely a zero percent chance of that person being me.

That was a good laugh, and one I desperately needed after a weekend of misery with an ugly, ugly stomach virus. I even called J.D. and shared the good laugh with him.

Even assuming, for the sake of argument, that I could somehow be eligible for the position, there’s no way. I have way too little patience for, or tolerance for, political game playing. As a general rule, I won’t play political games, and nobody would ever call me politically correct, and those are traits that are absolutely necessary for the superintendent at Gettysburg. I wouldn’t last long in that particular fishbowl, and I couldn’t imagine wanting to do so.

So, fear not. Those rumors are most assuredly not true. Thanks for the flattery and for the good laugh, though.

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  1. Stephen Keating
    Mon 14th Dec 2009 at 5:09 pm

    A man can dream, can’t he?

  2. dan
    Mon 14th Dec 2009 at 6:19 pm

    >nobody would ever call me politically correct

    I would!!

    Eric, you’re politically correct!!!
    And a contrarian, too!

  3. Chris Evans
    Tue 15th Dec 2009 at 3:21 am

    That would have been great if it had been true! I would have liked to see everyone at the park jumping to your commands.

  4. Dan
    Thu 17th Dec 2009 at 7:46 pm

    “If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve; and if given a computer, I will NOT search for naughty pictures—”

    “Never mind” ; )


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