"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In Politics Pesky Little Details Matter

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "You were asking":

08:25, I recalled that it came up earlier in the term when Cllr Buck had a go at Cllr Pirri over it. It apparently mattered  then

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 17 September 2014 11:05


When George Timpson was a member of Council, he  lived at home. 

He made a point of paying the taxes on his parents property . He made sure people were aware .

It mattered then.

Chris Emmanuel lived at home with his parents when he was elected. He moved afterwards .

It mattered then 

Councillor Betty Pedersen married and moved to Newmarket and although she still owned property in Aurora,, she did not run again  for Council

Councillor Pedersen had built a reputation and was held in high regard.

Lots of things are legal. But in politics they matter.


You Can't Play Favourites said...

So, it must matter about the present candidate for council.

Anonymous said...

Mr Weir seemed surprised that there were no late registering candidates from our last council. I was not at all surprised. One never sees any of them in town .