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I just love local politics.

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  1. My dear Mr. Montiel,

    I agree, in principle at least. But if your idea of fighting corruption at local levels is like Lozman’s “We need to abolish the local government and become part of Miami”, well then I think your solution’s worse than the problem, so to speak.

  2. “We need to abolish the local government and become part of Miami”

    LOL. Reminds me of “we had to destroy the city to save it”

  3. Sometimes we link to stories just because they’re entertaining and/or because they feature officials making asses of themselves. No endorsement of municipal consolidation was intended.

  4. I thought good ol’ boy politics was pretty much the same everywhere. But I didn’t realize good ol’ boys could be so *creative*. Heh heh.

  5. “Sometimes we link to stories just because they’re entertaining and/or because they feature officials making asses of themselves”

    Could you further specify that to be stories that get to the frigging point quick and don’t require one to read most of the story in order to understand the backstory?

    Thank you.

  6. Why is this little tale of small town monkeyshines supposed to be newsworthy?

  7. In answer to the post above, showing corruption at local levels is important, some may argue more important, than the bigger state and federal issues.
    Abuses of power which would never go unreported, if not corrected, at state/federal levels happen every day by men in local positions, and it’s still the same little guy getting screwed. Every city council that tried to condemn a man’s house so they can sell it to Wal-Mart, every county commissioner who approves “no competition” laws or enforces them unfairly, etc. screws someone over. This stuff should be reported and considered “newsworthy”.
    IMHO, of course.

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