I’m always looking for a way to have some fun with Leadership Turn, especially if I can involve you. Here’s what I came up with.
Every Sunday I post three off-beat quotes (6 AM, noon, and 4 PM Eastern Time) from famous people or media and you respond with another strange quote either from the same person or on a similar or connected topic—the further out or more outrageous the quote the better.
If the connection isn’t fairly obvious it’s up to you to explain it.
First up this Valentine’s week comes from the dark side. I remember reading about this in the newspaper. It showcases the absolute worst in ignorance, stupidity and politics.
“People who are raped—who are truly raped—the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work, and they don’t get pregnant.” —Henry Aldridge, North Carolina State Representative, in Esquire, 1996.
(After the speech the NC Legislature reduced the funds for abortions for poor women from $1.2 million to $50,000 and rewarded Aldridge by appointing him co-chair of the Committee on Human Resources, overseeing day care, services for the poor and abortion funding.)