A truly independent observer... I don't deal in speculation or hearsay, only the black and white.
I have to say, I'm still amuzed by people who were upset with the ballot wording. For those who didn't take enough time to understand the issues (and wording) before they stepped into the booth, and/or don't have basic reading comprehension (a high school education), please stop blaming the wording. I don't at all feel sorry for people who don't educate themselves before voting. All of the wording was available ahead of the election and if you didn't understand it, you should have done some research to figure it out. To many people just walk up to their polling place and cast their ballots without doing any research first. "Blatantly deceiving the public." Now that is ridiculous! Regardless, this is just a Republican primary... Who you vote for in the primary will not affect change nearly as much as who you vote for in the general election.
Did he overspend for some furniture? Maybe. But I think the lead of this story is buried as the second sentence of the third graph. The lead is that he transferred money from his current office to his future office. That seems like a crime to me.
Newspaper numbers are down around the entire country... This really is not news. Newsflash, MySpace is no longer popular. Come on Indy, give me some real news.
For the record, I'm a Bach supporter, but what does "My priorities are to transform our city government so that it works for everyone again and lead the charge to facilitate job creation for our citizens" have to do with not signing a proclamation?
Just come out and say you don't support it and move on. The mayor could have done a better job in his response, instead of providing some lame form letter that has nothing to do with the letter he was asked to sign.
Come on Mayor Bach, you can do better!
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curious: It's because Pam has an agenda against any county politician. This is no secret. Unfortunately, most county politicians don't do a good job in dealing with her so she most of her biased stories go unchallenged.
In today's media environment, you cannot control information. You have to be involved in the discussion, but you can't control it. This policy is short sided, but I'm confident it will evolve once the transition period cools. A better policy is to encourage participation in public forums, blogs and social media. After all, your best spokespersons are your employees. Encourage employees to talk about what they know, but also encourage them “stay in their lane.” Every employee needs to understand that we all live in America, so your freedom of speech is always protected. But, at the same time, they need to know talking about certain things can be detrimental to your career. What I tell people in my consulting is nobody can take away your right to speak, but understand they can take away your privilege of being employed if you say something they don't like.
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