Fledgling Brooklyn GOP Website Announces “No Prior Political or Government Experience Necessary” for Running For Office
If you were wondering what the word view is of the Brooklyn GOP leadership regarding elections, look no further than brooklyngop.com.
Here’s what the website (a work in progress, we’re hoping) says in it’s “Want to Run for Office” section:
There will be two dozen offices voted on in Brooklyn in the 2010 General Election, and the Republican Party is about to begin a major recruitment drive to find new candidates.
Among the positions are seats in the State Assembly, State Senate, U.S. Congress, and local judgeships.
The chief qualifications for these positions are: you must be a citizen, at least 18 years of age, and enrolled as a Republican voter.
No prior political or government experience is necessary — as Republicans, we believe strongly that citizens should serve in public office for a time, then step aside to allow others to serve.
Did I read that correctly?
Now, I know being a citizen and meeting age requirements are the most important aspects of seeking political office, but what do you think of that line: “No prior political or government experience is necessary — as Republicans, we believe strongly that citizens should serve in public office for a time, then step aside to allow others to serve.”
“Step aside”…you mean like Mayor Bloomberg?
I guess not.
Hypocrisy aside, let’s hope this is merely an aspirational statement and not a cry of desperation on the part of the party.
If the latter, we have serious problems…
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