My view, from 1,500 miles away: After further review (sparked by an interesting phone call)…I won’t be using that other phrase to describe the “Three on a Sign” candidates. It was not intended to be derogatory, but, yeah, it’s a bit snarky…
*Hopefully, you are ENJOYING local politics season! The chance to get educated, see what your would-be representatives are all about…priceless. Go, democracy!
*Again, from a safe distance: I don’t see a problem with ANY of the candidates. Whether or not you agree with their policies, it’s hard to argue that each of them is enthusiastic and wants to “do the right thing.”
*Am I too far away to see the puppet strings? Maybe, and as much as I love a good conspiracy theory…I’m just not buying it.
*Just saying: If I lived in OS and had big money to burn and was scheming to MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY on developments and stuff…I wouldn’t run for City Council. I’d stay behind the scenes and let other people do the work. (But, hey, I’m lazy….)
*Why do Ocean Shores firefighters want more money? Because ALL firefighters want more money! Find me a city, town or county where the emergency responders are saying “We’re making too much, let us take salary cuts” — and I will eat my hat!!!!
*That said: Knocking on doors to support candidates who are “down with your agenda”? Tacky! Sure, it probably happens everywhere, but…show a little dignity!
*Does it matter where firefighter/paramedics live? Nope. As long as they can get to work and do their job, I wouldn’t care if they lived in Portland (or Poland, for that matter).
*THAT said: C’mon, OS firefighters — you work hard, but you have plenty of free time…why WOULDN’T you want to live at the beach??? Seriously, Tacoma is so awesome? Come ON, man!!!!