Friday, February 8, 2008

I don't like to discuss politics too much. I don't usually feel incredibly strong on too many issues, and I can usually listen to both sides and be persuaded by both. Maybe that makes me wishy-washy. I don't know.

What I do know is that I don't care for our governor. Those who say he's a good governor probably believe he's a great leader because 1) he hasn't stuck his foot in his mouth like our former gov, 2) they have won something in the lottery, 3) they haven't had to be stuck in a room and listened to him speak, or 3) they are teachers who have received a pay raise.

I speak on this issue now because recently the republican leadership criticized Brad's budget and now his office is criticizing them for publicly criticizing it. Hope that makes sense. Here's my problem with that. It's OK for the governor to look all wonderful by proposing this beautiful budget where teachers get more money and miraculously more things are done with money from somewhere, but now it's up to the legislators to figure out how to pay for his amazing plan. And now they will look like the bad guys and girls when a lot of these things aren't able to happen. So what's wrong with the leadership speaking out now so the public knows that while the governor has proposed some good ideas, like extending the school year, there is no solution for how to fund such a proposal? I have no problem with people pointing out the flaws in the governors plans. Someone needs to.

Everyone is caught up in the presidential election politicals, but I haven't forgotten about crazy local leadership we have.

1 comment:

Who Am I? said...

I agree with you 100%. I was getting mad listening to Henry's soundbytes on the radio on the way to work this morning.