Friday, August 27, 2010

An Honest Politician

Okay, I admit that I was a member of the Cynics Club regarding most of the politicians who run for office these days.  I think the higher the office the greater the pressure and temptations one experiences and what often gets lost are ethics, values and clarity about why a person ran for office in the first place. 

Then last week I was in Bisbee, Arizona and my friend read me something from The Bisbee Observer and my hope for an honest politician was renewed and my membership to the Cynics Club was canceled.  Seems it is election time in beautiful Bisbee and the local paper was asking questions of the candidates for Mayor and City Council so that the citizens of the town knew more about their candidates.

The questions were pretty ordinary as were most of the answers with the exception of one by W. Boyd Nicholl who is running for reelection for City Council.  Below is the question/answer from Mr. Boyd.

Question:  What Makes you the best qualified candidate for the position you are seeking?*

W. Boyd's Answer:  I do not like this question, it assumes an ego I simply do not have.  Hell, I may not be the best candidate, but I am the only one running!

I don't know anything else about W. Boyd, but I like his style...and his honesty!.  Good luck, W. Boyd.

*taken from the August 19, 2010 edition of The Bisbee Observer, page 10