December 23, 2012 12:00 AM

A failure to ‘Man Up’ could cost the DA’s office and the community

There are times in life when you have the opportunity to “Man Up.” In other words, times when you can display compassion and leadership toward former rivals. Some examples. If you’ve seen the movie “Lincoln” or read any of the various biographies of the nation’s 16th president, you would know Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet was a band of personalities -- some of which didn’t like him. Attorney General Edward Bates, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase, Secretary of War Simon Cameron and Secretary of State William Seward, all ran against him in 1860.

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