Arizona Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on November 18, 2018


If you go to: you will see a woman and her dog in a living room. What makes the scene so fascinating is that the woman is Martha McSally of Arizona, and she is conceding her defeat for the Arizona Senate seat, to Kyrsten Sinema. The vote was a very close one and the race was not without rancor. However, Ms. McSally took the high road and wished her rival success in her new role. While journalists have tried to explain why Ms. McSally could “afford to be gracious (i.e. she may yet become Senator in the near future, filling Sen. McCain’s seat) the sheer civility and grace shown by Ms. McSally is a refreshing sight.

This blog refers to the proposition that there can be a civil divorce. How does one achieve this? If the McSally video offers any insight it stands for the proposition that we are can rise above our disappointments and setbacks. The human is a rather resilient being. In any dispute, try to reach out for Win-Win. Or, simply “dig deep” and cannel your sense of dignity and graciousness. It is not as difficult as one might think. Just ask Ms. Martha McSally.