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David Walker
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David Walker

Former Comptroller General of the United States, David Walker is president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Marital Vows, Constitutional Vows

There is a difference between moral standards and ethical standards, although both are important. How a leader should be treated depends on the nature of the breach and the individual facts and circumstances. At the same time, we need more people who lead by example and practice what they preach, including in connection with their moral and ethical behavior. This includes taking oaths to the Constitution and wedding vows more seriously than many have in the past.

By David Walker

 |  June 30, 2009; 11:15 AM ET
Category:  Ethics Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Well said Mr. Walker (and BlueFish2012), I agree completely.

Posted by: ssen | July 1, 2009 4:13 PM
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Hear, hear!

That a man should abide by his word without the kind of waffling we are hearing from Governor Sanford is just basic. A chief executive sets the tone at the top. Wishy-washy ethics spread like cancer.

Preach it, brother Walker!

Posted by: Bluefish2012 | June 30, 2009 8:21 PM
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Hear, hear!

That a man should abide by his word without the kind of waffling we are hearing from Governor Sanford is just basic. A chief executive sets the tone at the top. Wishy-washy ethics spread like cancer.

Preach it, brother Walker!

Posted by: Bluefish2012 | June 30, 2009 8:21 PM
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