When I go to the polls I vote for the person who most matches my thoughts and ideals and sometimes I have to make a compromise. If there is work to be done I will work with anyone for the good of the town and it doesn’t matter if I disagree with you on one issue because on another you may have great insights and fantastic ideas, just as I in your thoughts are about 15 degrees right of center when we disagree or even fight. I don’t hate anyone…..ok well there are a few, but no one I know personally and I will work with just about anyone. But as even my friends will tell you I will call you on what I consider to be either inappropriate or in my eyes plain wrong. However, using that trait that I have to hurt others either personally or professionally is not what I am all about nor is it something I would expect of people I know, friends, colleagues or working acquaintances. If anyone has been personally harmed or taken to task because I said my piece then I am truly sorry. I chose my words carefully so that they should not be taken out of context, nor used as a weapon and I apologize if anyone saw fit to do exactly those things to anyone else.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
They're Just Words
Small town politics is not all it’s cracked up to be. Neither is trying to hold those in those offices accountable for their actions. Just recently it was pointed out to me that my words could be used against others, that they can be acerbic or they can be thought provoking. The last two I can live with, the former not so much. Happenings in our little borough can be as happy as a resident realizing a career goal and being hired as a full time officer, or as down and dirty as the council race that concluded just this past month. Wonderful occurrences like neighbors looking out for each other, or working against each other out of spite. When these things happen especially the ones that are negative or prove to be negative they make me angry for a moment and I may write about them. I may hold an elected official to the fact that they are working for the people not against them and that he or she needs to remember that. I may be surprised and displeased at the actions of someone and mention things that correspond to my own experiences, but that does not mean that I don’t admire them for fighting the good fight.