- Ron Tizzard
- July 25, 2012 - 07:43
Politicians, Public Servants i.e. career people who offer themselves to work within the arena of PUBLIC SERVICE should be bright enough, controlled enough and 'on point' enough to prepare their comments i.e. written submissions, or if verbally, 'zip their lips' until they have given some thought to the area of anticipated questions. From my perspective, it's a 'responsibility' that people within the public service, 'politicians' most particularly should 'zip lips' until they are able to speak with authority, or with confidence that they have a response of value to offer the 'PUBLIC'...that the PUBLIC not be jerked around, or toyed with. Then again, it's is the responsibility of the electorate to take care of their own business by not voting for these jerks, or their masters (repeatedly). Remember the old adage (I think I have it right) 'Lie to me once, shame on YOU', 'Lie to me twice, shame on ME'. TRUTH IS THE PUBLIC'S RESPONSIBILITY TO DEMAND OF OUR POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS GENERALLY ...WE ARE NOT TOYS TO BE PLAYED. If we the pblic permit it to continue...we are to blame, not the politicians...or, at the very least we are complicit in the event of honesty, truth being massaged.
- July 24, 2012 - 11:07
The notion that "American-style attack ads have cled their way into Canadian election campaigns" is rubbish. Attack ads are common in all modern democracies, and have been used in Canada at least since the 1970s. As long as the ads target the policies, deeds or statements of a party or candidate, I have no problem with them.
- July 24, 2012 - 10:01
Where have you been living under a rock