Sunday, April 01, 2007

I don't read the local paper

I am amased at perfectly educated and insightful people who have told me "I don't read the Miami Herald".

They live and work in Miami. They are always concerned with the national news and state legislature, but they dont' read the local press?


How do you think people get to be legislators in the state unless they have paid attention to the local politics?

People complain all of the time about the caliber of people running for office on the state and national levels. If voters had paid attention to them as the "little guy" in local politics first maybe they wouldn't have been voted to higher offices. Maybe if people read the local press and found out what their characters and their disposition was like whne they did not yield so much influsence andpower we would be able to weed out the riff raff and come up with people who are actually in politics to make a difference for their constituants.

Instead, educated people, who take their news seriously and think the local press is unworthy of their time and trouble, help perpetuate the "Peter Principle", helping others rise to the level of their incompetence.

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