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With Christmas only a few days away, now is a good time to look back over the past year and see just how much real change we've managed to bring about here with Point of View.
Take our state legislature, for example. I pointed out many times how frustrated Kentuckians are with its childish, obstructionist tactics, and you can see how much that situation has improved.
And how about drivers using cell phones? Once I took them to task for their dangerous behavior, you saw how quick they were to clean up their act.
Kentucky Kingdom? Back in September, I made it clear we'd be fools to let that asset slip away again. It's good to know we didn't make that mistake.
And, of course, I'm sure all the major progress we're finally making on new Ohio River bridges is largely due to my strong position on the issue.
I guess what I'm saying is, this is a good time of year for all of us to take a good look at ourselves and realize that -- as the Rolling Stones once said -- you can't always get what you want.
It's a flawed world. And we're flawed human beings. But if we can all just give ourselves one gift this Christmas -- the gift of a little humility, tempered with a sense of humor -- maybe things will look better in 2012.