Sunday, March 4, 2012


I want to make sure that I understand this.  A Norfolk councilman is conducting a poll and asking whether the people of Norfolk would rather have an elected school board or not.  Does this question really need to be asked?  Do we have to query the masses and get a consensus?  Would we rather have a school board that is accountable to the people or one that is beholden to the city council?  That's a really tough call. 

Paging Captain Obvious.  Please pick up on the courtesy phone. 

I am at a loss for why the poll is even being posted.  Why ask the question when you already know what the answer is? 

Here's a hint: any time power can be taken away from elected officials and given to the people is a good thing. 


  1. Maybe they have to have a poll for bargaining reasons, like "Look, 95% of people said they wanted this!"

    1. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. You are 100% correct.

      Sorry. I should have answered the obvious question in my post. Yes, politicians that don't have the backbone to make decisions rely on polls and surveys to decide what to do. They don't lead.