I'll keep this fairly short.
First, I mocked the members of the Port Angeles City Council for taking their non-stand stand endorsing (not!) the upcoming school bond and levy. They were, and are, ridiculous in their zealous caution.
Second, the comments coming in here recently have turned towards the school ballot issues. So until there's a dedicated blog for those issues, feel free to discuss them here.
And third, now, somewhat inexplicably, the Port of Port Angeles has weighed in on the issue, with a 2-1 vote to officially endorse these school measures. John Calhoun was the holdout, while Colleen McAleer and Jim Hallett voted in favor of the endorsement.
Speaking to this issue, Jim Hallett was quoted as saying thus: "The public looks to its elected leaders for direction. We represent the entire county."
So I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the school levy and bond, but also what you think about how the imperial Port-a-Potty Jim Hallett - who ran for office unopposed - views his position.
Jim Hallett: Outstanding in his field?
Is the voting process a circular firing squad, in which we choose leaders to elect so that they, in turn, may tell us how to "lead" our lives and vote? Or is the process a little more involved than that?
Does someone who ran for office unopposed really have the right to say they "represent the people," when "the people" had no other choice on the ballot?
Do you really believe the Port Commissioners are there to "represent" (that is to say, serve) the "entire county"? Or might they actually have a narrower, more limited and more self-serving agenda?
But if they do represent the entire county, then does that help to explain why Clallam County is in such poor shape?