Politicians' Job Application

Monday, July 14, 2014

Every election we have the same brouhahas; one party against another, mudslinging, anger, avoidance of the issues and outright lies. 

Is that any way to interview for a job?

That's what politicians are supposed to do; their job, by fairly and honestly representing their Tennessee constituents.

If you were to hire someone for your business, you would expect a full and complete resume (and we'll be checking that for inconsistencies).  You would also want to hear their plans on how they would do a great job (and we'll want your plans on how you would do that, not just promises).

I don't care about your family, your religion or anything personal: unless you make a bald faced lie to cover your past indiscretions. Then I'll wonder if I can trust you on anything else. 

I just want to hire the best person for the job. 

So candidates, please don't think I'm gullible and will accept your promises, lies and avoidances any more; I won't.  If you lie on your website or mailed campaign material about your family values, your personal or private voting record, negative statements on your fellow candidates or the fact that you just want the job for the title, respect and benefits; I will call you on that. 

I'm a citizen and a voter and I believe that we all deserve candidates at every level who will do what they say and serve their constituents on a daily basis (not just when you want our vote). 

Lady Walker
Signal Mountain


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