Sunday, September 25, 2005

I get upset

As I read the paper and see things printed that are untrue about me, I get upset.
I think of the people telling the untruth, and how they are running for public office and are now misleading the people. What will it be when they get in office. Will we be able to believe anything they say.
Many issues that arose in the last term are all settled and we know who did what and who didn't. Don't let candidates mislead you into believing I did anything that was not in the interest of the people. I have many times said, "I am man enough to admit to whatever I did or did not do. I refuse to take the credit for something I did not do.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Somtimes I feel old

Sometimes I feel like an old dog watching the young puppies rolling and tumbling around.
I have been on the town board for 2 terms and running for the third. I hear of things that are going on around the town, how some relationships exist that some think no one knows about. I hear of the major changes some of the "new guys" want to make.
I was in a meeting in NYC and there were 2 Attorneys from the Association of Towns just answering any questions that anyone wanted to ask. As I sat down a Town Councilman from another town stepped up to the microphone and said; "We have a Councilman in our town and he is running all over the town hall and giving everyone in every department orders and just upsetting the applecart in a big way". Does he have the right to do that?
The answer was; "When a person wins the election as a Councilman he wins just one thing. He wins the right to vote one of three ways on every issue that comes across the Board. He can vote Aye, Nay or Abstain. That is the only right he has.
The government was not carelessly thrown together, and it is too important to just tear apart to make someone think we are better than the next guy. Would you really want to put someone into office who would irrresponsibily tear apart all that took so many years to put in place. Everything that goes on and exists in the town government, does so for a reason. Let's stop and think before we make foolish changes in the way we do business.

Monday, September 12, 2005

It's here

It's here, the Election is tomorrow. How time flies.
I have had one horrible week, I'm glad it is behind me. I look forward to a better one this week.
Because of 2 family emergencies and a close friend having a medical emergency, I have not campaigned as I should have. No fault of my own. I will have to hope that I have properly worked at the job of Councilman and that people know I have worked hard and will trust me to do it again. I have always said I am one of a few honest politicians. That sounds like I am not speaking well of my colleagues, but that is not the case. Just in the nation as a whole politicians are looked at as dishonest. I hope the people of Corinth think differently of me. I will not campaign any more, I am sure most people have made up their minds, and know how they will vote. I will work hard to do the job of Councilman as I have in the past. You have my word.