Thursday, March 09, 2006

Lack of choice does not an election make

When I was a teenager, I would always ask my mom for a snack after school.
One day, I complained about the apple I was eating.
She scolded me, saying "You chose that apple."
"Yes," I replied. "But all we have are apples to choose from, and I wanted an orange."
Kind of like our last election. Granted, we voted for the winners. But we had a very limited slate of candidates!
The winner of an election with such limited choices would do well to recognize that.
We voted for candidates to run the town, not to run their own agenda.
I wish the councilors would recognize that, as well.
Nathan Tsukroff