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    I know there's a tendency to view public service as one long spectacle of entertainment - but it actually involves some pretty serious, difficult tasks.  This tendency to put up amusing tyros as off-the-beaten-track, straight-shooting breaths of fresh air is not only juvenile - it's dangerous.

    George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura - all individuals elected to executive office with no prior legislative experience.  I don't think any of them brought anything of value to the positions to which they were elected.

    It's strange to think that if you're hiring for some mid-level joe job you'll look long and hard at the applicant's resume in order to assess their previous experience.  Yet, when people are looking at choosing a governor or a president they're happy to go ewith amusing one-liners and colourful antics.  Politics as variety show.

    "The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Trudeau

    by fishhead on Wed Oct 26, 2005 at 07:41:20 AM PDT

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