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Writer's Block: Walkin' the line

Do you prefer being the good cop or the bad cop?

I'd be the good cop: I'm not tough or mean enough to be the bad cop. Also, I'd prefer people to like me, even though it doesn't always work out that way.


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Aug. 7th, 2010 10:27 am (UTC)
Of course you like me -- I've never tried to play bad cop with you! ;-)
Aug. 7th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
And if you ever want to go into statewide or national politics, no way could you play the mean cop. No one votes for the politicians who play mean cop! At least not in anything higher up than county elections. :)
Aug. 8th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
It's too bad, in a way: We could use more mean cops in state and national politics, someone willing to do what's right and necessary instead of worrying about their hairstyle or who they're going to piss off.

It won't be me, though: I don't have it in me to do the gladhanding that's necessary to get elected in the first place. Besides, if I did get voted in, by the time I finished being honest and making the hard choices I'd never get elected to a second term!
Aug. 8th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
LOL Well, hopefully you would have fixed all the major issues by the end of your first term. However, I wouldn't be surprised if whoever got voted in after you mucked it all up and rearranged everything back into the status quo. I think the first thing to go should be the $1000 toilets in the governor's mansions and congressional buildings. Well, actually, even the mansions themselves should be taken away and something useful done with them. I mean, how often do governors actually spend time in the official governor's homes/mansions anyway? The next thing to go should be the ridiculous amount of money wasting on campaigning.
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
I would certainly *try* to fix all the major issues! But with our government one person alone just can't make a difference; it takes a sea change of a lot of people in at least two branches coming to their senses at the same time. And yes, the next thing would be the next guy coming in and screwing it all back up again ... :-(

Overspending has come to be so common that nobody raises an eyebrow at it anymore. It doesn't come from local politics, because we have to look people right in the eye and it's easy to check on what we're up to -- except, apparently, in some parts of California. But state and federal governments have swelled so much that nobody knows what anyone else is doing anymore.
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