Thursday, 17 October 2019

"Much scolding media carry‑on about the mediocre turn‑out in the local body elections. Are people simply not interested? Actually, I think they are and attribute the low vote singularly to dismay at the candidates on offer." #QotD


"Much scolding media carry‑on about the mediocre turn‑out in the local body elections. Are people simply not interested?
    "Actually, I think they are and attribute the low vote singularly to dismay at the candidates on offer. I hesitate to criticise them but the hard fact is that local government has always been a vehicle for the nondescript, in many cases seeking an income they’re otherwise incapable of earning, plus a degree of 'fame.' That said they pay a hell of a price in tedium."

          ~ Bob Jones, from his post 'The Ho-Hum Local-Government Elections'
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1 comment:

  1. I looked at the new Canterbury Regional Council, and shuddered. One of the woman top pollers said they were there to make a difference. So that's good isn't it. It's going to be different. We have a saying down there " Worst, the Earthquake, close second the Councils ".

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