Sunday, September 14, 2008

Small-time Small Town

"The universe of the mayor of Wasilla is sharply circumscribed even by the standards of small towns, which limited Palin's exposure to issues such as health care, social services, the environment and education."
-- WaPo, Sunday Sept. 14
We grew up in a tiny town very much like Wasilla. The mayor was a deadbeat and an outrageous liar. The town constable was a drunk. The city clerk was, sadly, a chronically abused wife who could not type or alphabetize files. The school principal was a religious nut who wouldn't even let the school nurse clean the blood off his own child when she fell, face-forward, ten feet from a swing to the rocky playground below.

Voters, and those those the voters elected, returned every one of them to office, year after year.

The notion that running such a place qualifies anyone for national office is absurd.

2 comments:

Gulf said...

Just look at Gulf Breeze! The ex mayor sponging off the taxpayers to the tune of $250,000.00+ Who in this area is worth that salary? Wake up citizens!

Anonymous said...

Look at just about ANY small town. Losers run for office in small towns. They need the income. The rest are happy to leave it to them. It is cheaper than welfare.