Sunday, February 13, 2011

The World of Duh!

There used to be a time when a candidate for office could kiss their chances goodbye if they failed to correctly complete their candidate reports.

To be fair, one must jump through a series of hoops. You have to report your financial contributions or report that you're not taking contributions etc. The bigger the office, the more complicated this process can be. However, for local office all the forms and instructions are online and fairly easy to understand if you just read them.

So imagine the Siren's dismay when the JT reported yesterday that several of the candidates for office had mishandled their reports, with one not even being aware that it was necessary to file anything at all. What can you say besides: duh!

If you want to be elected to office, understand the job. This begins with an understanding of your responsibilities as a candidate.

Lastly, a word of advice: if you fail don't blame a clerk. Duh!