Monday, February 19, 2007

Civil Civics

Bob Pauls is wondering about the ethics ... of Peter Gregory's rants against the second-best candidate for mayor in all of Carbondale. Hey, if he doesn't like it, he doesn't have to read it, right? So cross him off the list of Peter's readers, he says, after delivering an old-fashioned anti-rant, complete with photograph of old-time typewriter.

Before I weigh-in with a way-out comment on what is shaping up to be a battle of two ethical giants, let me to remind you that being civic-minded takes time. It takes time read a candidate's platform and comment intelligently on the points it makes.

I hope the same kind of analysis can be done with Cole's platform, as well, perhaps by one of his opponents' supporters - using Google Docs - continuing this experiment in citizenship.

Don't have a Gmail account yet? What're ya waiting for, Bloggee? If you'd like to contribute to the analysis of either candidates plans, have your people contact our people.


Anonymous said...


Wow, if Sheila is second-best, then you must think Pepper is number one!

People do get awfully uptight don't they? I firmly believe that Peter has the right to exhibit to the whole world that he is a major wack job and Bob has the right not to read him.

Parentheticus said...

I base my vote mostly on how much gray hair a candidate has, and how many times he or she has been to court. (It appears from her photo, that Sheila dyes her hair, so I give her the benefit of the doubt, and assume that she is grayer than Cole).

Sorry. That's as wacky an answer I could come up with. ;-)