Thursday, June 01, 2006

It Could Happen Here!!!

A terrible thing occurred in Grant County. I don't want to take anything away from that. However, it brings about an important topic. How qualifications, for cororner, and more generally, to all elected offices is essential.

Go to his site:

When you find out where he went to medical school and what qualifications he has to be the cororner of this county, let me know. He is a chiropractor. Not a medical doctor. He fixes people's backs. He has no ability or knowledge to perform an autopsy. Yet he is in office.

The list of unqualified elected officials or candidates could go on for a long time. It is essential that people look at, and consider what can happen with unqualfied people in office. These are not political arguments. These officials have a profound effect on everyone's lives on a daily basis. For a political party to nominate and then support a person that is completely oblivious as to what the job requries is offensive and irresponsible.

It is only after it is too late, that instances like this show their ugly heads. What happens if Greg Bowes makes bad assessments to property and costs the city a lot of much needed money simply because he has no idea what he is doing as an assessor? What happens if Melina Kennedy makes a terrible decision on charging someone for a crime because she has never prosecuted a case?

I am not saying any of these people are bad people. I am not saying that they shouldn't run for an office. I am just saying, if you want to be an elected offical, run for an office that you will know how to run. Run for an office that you are qualified to hold.

These are real jobs where your customers are your constituents. These are not jobs you get to try and jump start your political career. You need experience and qualifications. It is the simplest thing you can do, and yet, many think that they are above it, too good to be in the trenches to learn the job.


At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that FIN things being a political hack for a Mayor, Senator or President qualifies you to be Governor.

Or growing up in the home of a State Senator qualifies you to be Speaker of the House.

Or, running a gas station qualifies you to be a State Senator...


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