Monday, June 2, 2008

Politicians behaving like politicians

The Link News has a cover story this week that has had all of us at the Long Branch Advocate concerned. The story addresses a very childish e-mail battle of words between Adam Schneider (the Mayor) and Brian Unger (the man who wants to be the Mayor). It seems relatively clear that the much awaited battle of the candidates for Mayor has begun. Having said that, the Long Branch Advocate will make our first political prediction:

Neither Adam Schneider or Brian Unger will be Mayor of Long Branch four years from now.

You read it here first folks. Write it down. Notify your bookies. That’s right, the LBA predicted on June 1, 2008, that neither Adam or Brian will be Mayor following the next election. A yet-unknown third person will run alone, without a council ticket, and will win simply because they are the simple, non-political, alternative to two years of nasty political fighting.

Our elected officials are good people but they appear to have lost their way. In ancient Greece, residents were expected to take the following oath to help ensure that citizens served the best ends of the community rather than their own selfish interests. We urge Mayor Schneider and Councilman Unger to consider this timeless list of the qualities our city fathers SHOULD be exhibiting in lieu of the stupid antics they are currently displaying.

The Athenian Oath

We will never bring disgrace on this our City by an act of dishonesty or cowardice.

We will fight for the ideals and Sacred Things of the City both alone and with many.

We will revere and obey the City's laws, and will do our best to incite a like reverence and respect in those above us who are prone to annul them or set them at naught.

We will strive increasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty.

Thus in all these ways we will transmit this City, not only not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.


Anonymous said...

I put my money on Adam-

Anonymous said...

Adam Schneider all the way,,,,