From Paul Kane, White Lake Township:
I just read the book “Seize Freedom” by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Waterford, White Lake, Highland, Milford, Commerce, Wolverine Lake, Walled, Wixom), a quick 200 pages. I remain affected by the authentic honesty in his words. He’s considered a politician, and yet there was zero B.S.
He arrives with a law degree and a wealth of knowledge of history, then condenses and clearly articulates how things matter to America’s today and tomorrow. It’s invigorating that, unlike so many Harvard graduate-types who have never worked a real job (the type who look down their noses because they know better than all us little people), “T-Mac,” a nickname apparently coined by comedian/commentator Dennis Miller, has merged his knowledge with his creative streak in order to help America return to a place that promises that our next generation can spread its wings.
He’s clearly not arrogant nor does he play Washington Beltway games. He seems not motivated by any of the seven deadly sins, but instead by a large brain, level head and good soul. He’s the type of person whom I seek as a friend, yet somehow he’s representing me (us) in D.C. And I am very grateful.
In his book, he seems to address every issue that matters, including some that have been placed on the back burner by the media (but should never have been placed there) and offers numerous logical solutions for addressing those issues. While I agree with him on almost everything, there is one topic that will require that I adopt the role of older brother in order to set him straight.
I recommend reading the book, especially since we have a rare opportunity to learn how our own representative truly thinks. While I also appreciate the T-Mac nickname since the six syllables in “Thaddeus McCotter” are a lot to say — and I think that he’s got a lock on the name “Thaddeus” anyway and didn’t really need a nickname — with the link to so much that is Michigan, like the Mighty Mac (Mackinac Bridge) or Mac Island fudge ice cream, having “Mac” in his nickname keeps him forever a Michigander.
And no, I’ve never called myself a Republican.