Have you seen this two story outhouse in your city?

Something amazing happens almost every election cycle. You are recruited by candidates to host coffee’s, provide campaign contributions, get endorsements for them, be part of their team, walk precincts, work phone banks, put out campaign signs til 2 a.m. (which I have done on multiple elections) to standing on street corners from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. til 7 p.m. on the last weeks before the election.

And on occasion we actually get behind a winner who, during the campaign, makes campaign pledges and promises, some of which he or she can control. And then it happens.

They fly up to the Capitol in Sacramento for their brainwashing by the League of Cities and members of the city staff who volunteer to show them around. There must be something in the drinking water in Sacramento because soon after returning they become entirely different people.

Note: Although I can site many examples I should also report that this does not happen 100 percent of the time. Sadly, not everyone you meet will be a Gil Ferguson.

That said I found the following cartoon which is worth 1,000 words as the saying goes.

Readers: If you agree with me please respond. Let’s create a listing of those elected officials that we have seen in the upper deck. No limits or geographic boundaries. You can add names from your house to the White House.

Note: Although I will be out of state for a graduation I will respond to posts after this weekend. Thanks for listening.

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