Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Is there ever a time when someone who is elected to public office not a public figure?
It's a question worthy of asking and discussing since Lake Worth has a former elected official in the headlines, one that was in office seven years ago. In reading the Palm Beach Post and their emphasis on this fact, it seems to be just another negative story about Lake Worth that they can use to sell papers.
If you add their recent headline on Mayor Varela's budget speech - highlighting one comment of his half hour talk about "drunken spending' of previous commissions, what is the Post actually trying to get at here? Does it help our existing dire situation? I don't think it does.
And, unfortunately, I think that in this day in age especially, once a public official, always a public figure - for better or worse.