The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Shelia Smoot, this is America

Shelia Smoot said this, in response to Artur Davis's recommendation that the voters of Jefferson county vote to elect the county commission president:

"That's like saying the Federal government needs to be elected by someone in Alaska."

The people of Alaska vote for the president. The people Of Alaska vote for their senators. The people of Alaska vote for the representatives. The people of Alaska along with the rest of the people in the country elect the Federal government.

Davis is right. The county does need someone who is accountable to all the people. A county manager or elected commission president would go a long way toward restoring confidence in the commission.

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