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Gookin Blasts Legislature, Ysursa

Here’s an example of the rhetoric I was discussing in my last post re: OpenCDA.com. In a comment below yet another Bill McCrory slam on the local & state election system, Dan Gookin responds (No. 10 comment) that the Legislature has a collective IQ under 80. This, from an individual who is suppose to be a Republican re: the supermajority Republican Legislature. Quoth: “Honestly, we have the largest collection of do-nothings in the legislature.” Gookin then takes a slap at respected Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and says he regrets that no one is running against him. You can read it all here. I do applaud Gookin for this — He’s now commenting under his own name rather than hiding behind a pseudonym and letting Mary take all the heat.

Question: Isn’t there a saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? Is Gookin helping or hurting his future chances to run for office w/this rhetoric?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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