Silence is not leadership. Once again, Governor Whitmer held a press conference and failed to mention high school sports. Each time she holds a press conference over 280,000 student/athletes in Michigan, nearly 800 AD’s and half a million parents hold their breath. Each time, they walk away with their heads down, wondering why she won’t say anything.
It doesn’t matter what she says, but she has to say something. This is literally the equivalent of a teenager asking someone out on a date and that person saying anything but yes or no. Saying nothing means your not willing to be bold and/or brave. Saying nothing is lack of leadership.
While the Governor says nothing, someone in her office keeps hinting to the MHSAA that she is going to make a decision one way or the other. This puts the MHSAA in a terrible position. The MHSAA is a good organization with great people. I am fortunate enough to know many people in the organization and many of the school leadership that makes up the MHSAA Executive Committee. These are great people who are all about kids.
As I have said before, the Governor is standing pat. She has a solid approval rating, but she is not willing to say anything one way or the other because it will hurt her numbers. As long as her approval rating stays where it is, she will not say a word. It is all about politics and she has played the MHSAA like a fiddle. It’s not the MHSAA’s fault, this is what politicians do!
Now some of you may think I’m being too harsh on our Governor. You may be saying Chris, “you’re playing politics right now.” Your darn right I am, I voted for her and I can tell you this, it won’t happen again.
I want a Governor who will lead and continue to lead. Silence is not leading.