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You Won’t Be Missed

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This isn’t about interviewing.

Yeah, sure … it’s a shame when a politician can’t keep it in his pants, whether we’re talking about his wallet or something else. Blah, blah, blah.

But the people I end up thinking about are the ones who get up early, and stay late. Who spend their own gas money, and answer the phones and ring doorbells and sell their friends on a candidate who turns out the be a sleaze. What are those volunteers, those stumpers, those true believers supposed to do? How do they justify their efforts to their consoling friends.

No amount of qualified, dismissive or self serving apology makes up for a lousy politician’s passion fueled destruction, whether by graft or sex, of trust to the system we all depend on. At the start of their run, they studied demographics, finances and issues. But they probably should’ve done a thorough assessment of their weaknesses before they considered running for office. Instead, as sociopaths, some politicians leave messes like overflowed toilets for the rest of us to clean up.

Now and forever, you won’t be missed.

Written by Interviewer

September 8, 2013 at 03:19

Posted in Scratchpad

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