Thumbs up to the legislators and their poll, even if flawed
That doesnít mean we donít have other feelings about whatís happening. About KBRA opponents, including our state legislators, for instance. They get criticized for being all negative and proposing no solutions. Maybe. But we sort of admire their tenacity and public relations. Opponents show up for events, write regularly, talk to a lot of people, and educate the public to their way of thinking.
Our legislators engineered and financed a general telephone poll to prove their point that the agreement leaves a lot to be desired. We donít think much of the way the questions were posed (they remind me a lot of the question Mom used to ask: ďDo you want me to get Dadís belt?Ē), but we congratulate them on thinking to even take a survey.
(Momís asking, by the way, seemed silly in that there was never a variant to the answer: ďNo! Please, weíll be good!Ē In that, the consequence was anything but silly. The legislatorsí polling, like Momís question, was done to exhibit consensus along the lines sought by the questioners, pure and simple. It made their constituents more aware of their thinking, and gave them something to use in their presentations).
So give them the benefit of
the doubt, because they at least communicated to
the public. It shows that they care about public
opinion. And we believe thatís very important.
Even though the KBRA is a hybrid legal agreement
that has to be settled largely by private
parties, a corporation, boards, and agencies,
there is a definite public interest ó just ask
any of the federal delegates who are voted into
office by the public and who will have to be
involved somewhat because of the millions of
taxpayer dollars involved.
We just wish proponents would treat public opinion with as much respect.