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Political hecklers,,
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Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 17:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just wonderin if enny of ya ever ran for, or served in a political office?
Jest wonderin?

Grove r    Posted 11-14-2004 at 05:43:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOT A CHANCE!!!! one in the family is more than enough!! Wife has been vice president of the Home and School Association, and a member of the Library Board in past years....positions I don't deem as life's the bigger stuff that gets my ire up......wifes relate was priemier of Alberta back awhile.....Iv'e presently got a relate in higher up grubbermint, and, I am NOT impressed!!!! R.E.L.

steve19438    Posted 11-14-2004 at 04:33:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i doubt if anyone would say it here ron because of the caustic posts half a dozen or so people post here.

Alias    Posted 11-14-2004 at 02:39:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was Sheriff of Mayberry. Later, I was Mayor of Mt. Pilot.

Mark b    Posted 11-14-2004 at 02:42:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey andy what happend to your wife?

Otis    Posted 11-14-2004 at 10:11:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
She went to take a S#!T, and the Hogs ate her....

Les    Posted 11-13-2004 at 21:10:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. Two of them. But not right now.

Dug    Posted 11-13-2004 at 19:33:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No, but I am gearing up for a run on the local school board. Probably regret it, but the kids are starting school and I want to be involved in their education.

If anyone can give me some tips on how to proceed, I would appreciate the reply.


TO35    Posted 11-14-2004 at 07:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dug, I've worked for our local school system for 25 years and have seen Boards members come and go. If you want to win you will first need to win over the employees vote start at the bottom know everyone you can, espically teachers and administrators. Don't make promises you can't keep ( you will be only one of several board members) learn your opponets record and be prepaired and knowledeagble and most of all be for the childern of your area(know what they need).
Know your area well, make a point to visit all the businesses in it you can and stick to your platform. Know local politics, it may be eiser to beat your opponet by running on the same ticket than by being part of a smaller voting block.
Use the "Kiss Method" " Keep it simple stupid"say what you mean and mean what you say....
Lastly , make your life easier get a pager and cell phone, your going to need them.
good luck

steve19438    Posted 11-14-2004 at 04:29:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the school board members are generally thought of as "nuts" around here. ya better learn real fast to be more tolerant, learn to compromise your postion and most of all you better develop a very thick hide. oh, you better prepare your family in the same way.

oslo in nc    Posted 11-13-2004 at 19:59:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dug, watch your back. Be careful. Talk to someone you know and trust. School board politics, at least in my area, is as brutal as it gets. Take it very, very seriously. Believe me when I say, it is a business and a career for many people associated with the board and they won't take to you lightly if they consider you not to be one of them or one that they can control. Run as though you want to be a team player, if not then they will fight you to the end. hth good luck

Steve from TN    Posted 11-13-2004 at 18:54:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did.

KatG    Posted 11-13-2004 at 18:50:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband got one write in vote for the sheriffs election awweks back...My crazy brother wrote MAtt's name in...MAtt did not find it

Clod    Posted 11-13-2004 at 18:15:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
NOPE!Somebody has to do it though. So they must go through the process or shoot their way into office. They catch a lot of flack.But the media tries to sway the voters to the candidate of their own choosing.Atleast untill the media monopoly was divided by the new groups. In the sixties there was ABC,CBS and NBC. Three bodies on one head.

rayinmo    Posted 11-14-2004 at 19:07:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
NBC{national band of communist} CBS{ communist broadcasting system} ABC{ another bunch communists}

Ron/PA    Posted 11-13-2004 at 19:14:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I actually had in mind a little smaller scale, not the kind that the press would care to sway.

Clod    Posted 11-13-2004 at 20:22:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,,Ok Ron..local. I think LBJ said..All politics are local.Or who said that?

Les    Posted 11-13-2004 at 21:09:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was Tip O'Neill.

Clod    Posted 11-13-2004 at 22:09:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I knew it was a democrat of the highest order.I think Tip was high often.Nite Les.

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