November 14, 2006


Victory?

Sigh. I'm not going to bother getting into it, but Burlington made some really big mistakes in yesterday's election.

Is the bar for politicians really so low even the least-deserving and least-qualified ones can just step over it?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Arlene said...

Amen.

November 14, 2006 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Agreed.) I've been wondering which is worse: not voting due to apathy, or voting but not being able to make an informed choice (so you just pick the people you've heard of).

I almost always vote in municipal elections, and I try to learn what I can about the candidates. But I find that other than the highest profile position, it's almost impossible to get any sense of who's best qualified without personally going to every public meeting and meeting and talking with candidates personally - something most of us don't have time to do.

Campaign literature is basically useless. Newspapers are the most help but again, they can only provide analysis of the highest profile positions. Don't know what the answer is, but there's certainly a problem.

November 14, 2006 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should consider a post in city government. It seems a great deal less arduous than boxing and you'll get more 'ink
than an extra in a movie. Just a thought, I'd vote for you.

November 14, 2006 9:51 PM  
Anonymous bob said...

maybe the new mayor will take you out for dinner at Swiss Chalet...oops......not classy enough.

November 15, 2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Anon number 2. Couldn't be a politician - way too forthright, much too mouthy. And as hard as I try, I just can't talk out of both sides of my mouth at the same time. Or my butt.

There may be an art to being a politician. But there sure isn't much grace.

November 15, 2006 4:11 PM  

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