WHAT DO WE EXPECT from a good leader?
Well, I could tell you right away what I did not expect, but that's already well known! We've trashed the rule book and made up some new ones to boot!
(And we didn't need the consent of the people to change the laws, because we are the voice of the people...)
My Four Great Expectations: Honour. Integrity. Courage. Sacrifice.
I expect a leader to strive for honour in his actions - there was no honour in the actions of last August.
I expect a leader to have the integrity to speak out against improper and dishonourable actions - when the spirit and the letter of the law were very clear to our political leaders, they denied it.
I expect a leader to have the courage of his (honourable) convictions - not to allow the founding laws of our country to be handled with such indignity.
I expect a leader to be prepared to sacrifice his power and privilege to hold true to the noble principles upon which our laws were written.
Perhaps I expect too much.