Do as I say, not as I do?
Something like that.
Bruce presented this data to me a few weeks ago. I have to be honest with you. I was not a wee-bit surprised. I think I probably yawned or farted, or both, when he told me the voting records.
Apathy in Sioux Falls is just as purple as a Viking’s jersey. People really don’t give a shit unless it has to do with their pro-sports boner;
A finding: 40,200 Voters cast ballots in the 2011 Event Center election, of which 11,118 never voted locally again. Let’s hope they’re getting the promised tickets.
But what gets even more comical is the short attention span these candidates have. If you can’t remember your voting record, that’s fine, but don’t lie about it. Never thought I would agree with Vern Brown, but he really nailed that squirrel to corn bin wall with this quote;
â€œIf they’re not voting in the elections,Â clearly you’re not interested in the issues,â€ said Brown, who held a seat at Carnegie Town Hall from 2004 to 2012. â€œSometimes I wonder if candidates recognize how serious the job is. I don’t care if it’s school board or city council, you’re dealing with people in a personal way. You’re effecting people’s livelihood, their property and spending millions of dollars.â€
That last sentence says it all? Doesn’t it? These nose-pickers show up to the lottery drawing every couple of years and wonder why they don’t win.