Well, Ron over at Sewerwatch is sure having fun. Reason # 10,398,374,367,382,923 why we desperately need campaign reform. And why the Fair Political Practices organization really should be either reformed or dumped altogether. The problem with them is the public thinks that they are "watchdogs" keeping our Pols honest. They aren't. They're more like a "beard" that offers cover for the Pols and their operatives, buying them time to abscond with the silverware.
It's a problem all over since our campaign laws have so many loopholes, put there by, you guessed it, the Pols who like the way things are and see no reason to change. Adding more wrinkles are the blurred lines between PACs, personal blogs, Face Book, the Twitterverse, free speech, the personal vs public/professional, and what the meaning of "is" is. When does my Facebook Page or blog stop being "private-free-speech-personal" and start becoming a "paid-professional- PAC?" Talk about "angels on heads of pins." Stephen Colbert had fun with all this, but, in reality, it isn't really funny at all.
As for four awkward years? Ummm, for any newbies in the room, maybe. But, politics ain't beanbag, Professional Pols (i.e. those serving more than one term) have developed the hide of rhinoceroses, carry shivs (or hire them) and if they want a friend, are advised to get a dog.
Bruce Gibson's "Evil Genius in the Back Room," and Why I Predict Four Awkward Years in SLO County Government
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