Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Fair Idea

It isn’t too early to plan. One thing I would like to see at the County Fair next summer is a booth where fair goers can meet with their elected officials. The Fair would do well to have all the elected there for a meet and greet. On one hand it would assure the local elected ones would promote the Fair, and it would give the average citizen to actually speak with those who they elected and entrust their tax dollars to.

We should have the following spread out through the week: Betsy Johnson, Debby Boone, The Sheriff, the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners, The Port Commission and the District Attorney. Some local mayors might be willing to join in as well.

It would be nice to have the opportunity to actually speak in a casual situation with the people you normally only see on a ballot or in the news.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea...though, instead of booths how about little pens or adolescent could be in charge of keeping fresh straw on the floor, mucking it out on a daily basis...bathing and grooming the politician...Seeing Betsy or Bergin freshly bathed, toe nails trimmed and buffed to a glossy shine and wearing a snazzy new halter as their being led around a ring to the oohs and ahhs of an admiring crowd of constituents just appeals to me.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Mike S said...

I'm surprised they don't already do this. Our elected folks are usually EVERYWHERE. Kinda makes ya wanna avoid them at times.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that you have a picture of shaking hands.

5:28 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Like many County Fairs, ours seems to be declining in what it has to offer and in attendees. It seems that a lot of supporters have pulled out, like James River wasn't there this year. The County or the College didn't have a booth. Most of all, missing for the last several years is the guy in the trailer who will tell you if you are going to hell or not.

Outside booths just seems to be all about police and military.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Les AuCoin came and spoke at the fair-must have been in the early 1970s. He hobknobbed around a bit and had a Q and A session and Ate the bbq chicken dinner

9:20 AM  

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