Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kane's McConnaughy on bloggers

Kane County Board Chair Karen McConnaughay on bloggers in today's Daily Herald,
Part of the difficulty with the changing communication and political scene is the impact of unchecked blogging and the infusion of inexperienced candidates who spend entire campaigns on the attack, McConnaughay said.

"Because of blogging, people can say anything they want," McConnaughay said. "They don't have to justify it. They can just say it. If you're sitting in a position of incumbency you spend all your time trying to deconstruct the nonsense."

McConnaughay also said candidates should earn some basic government experience before running for high offices.

"There's less discipline in the parties to really groom people and really try them out," McConnaughay said. "Good places to try out candidates for offices are the library districts and park boards. You have people today who have this idea that they just feel like running for office and have no idea what the office is about. This isn't about the Democrats. It's about candidates in general no matter what party. Wouldn't you want to start by being a county board member or on your local city council?"
Sounds to me like McConnaughay has Oberweis in mind more than bloggers, and it sure wasn't unchecked mouths of bloggers that contributed to the defeat of the likes of Ruth Munson in the growing hispanic communities of Kane.

Kane GOP has problems but unchecked bloggers sure aren't part of it.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McConnaughay also does not like investigative reporters these days either. It appears that they began checking some of the information on the comments section and found them to be a starting point for more detailed reporting.

Check the link below.
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id=357863

McConnaughay was named co- Chairman of the Kirk Dillard campaign. He finished a distant third in her county after she flooded the county with endorsment letters supporting Dillard.