Christmas has passed, and the local elections are coming in our western County in 2014. Supervisor jobs and supposedly non-partisan ones that depend on specialized skill sets are up for grabs.
I smell another contentious year of elections, with unqualified albeit ideologically like-minded people jumping into the race to “save us”; a “secret slate” if you will. Nasty personal attacks will surface too.
Sadly, with a declining, aging population, we don’t have much “new blood” around here; just recirculating blood. Simply put, some of these candidates need a better-paying job, with Calpers benefits. And ironically, some of them preach the “anti-government” mantra.
We’ll be around to peel the onion off that skin (dealing with the angry birds along the way, as usual). But it’s up to all of us to “unmask” any masquerades we see and vote our conscience.
Candidates are not always what they seem (“I know not seems,” as Shakespeare put it).
Happy New Year!