Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Today's dumb idea

Banning municipal representatives from running for higher office.
First, it's a gross invasion of their rights. Second, many people in legislatures and Parliament cut their political teeth on municipal councils.
Maybe they should take a leave of absence during the campaign, but that's as far as I'd go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Presumably the implication when they ran for municipal office was that they intended to serve out their term rather than exploit the position as a stepping stone to "bigger and better" things. They can wait until they've fulfilled their obligation to their constituents, and then run for higher office. Or get a job in the private sector. I don't pay property taxes so professional politicians can pad their resumes.

Kim Campbell was a Great Canadian(tm).