The Spitfire's Grill
Regular Rants from a Pragmatic Liberal
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
 
Responsibility
People think they elect a person to a political office. In reality they elect a person and his/her staff. A congressman or senator's staff is just as important as the congressman or senator is. How could Mel Martinez answer every phone call from concerned citizens? How could he communicate with dozens of other offices on dozens of political issues? Not possible.

The State of Florida elected Mel Martinez AND his staff. This means Mel SHOULD have done two things:

1. Taken Responsibility for the Schiavo memo
2. Replace members on his staff that create a culture of irresponsibility

He's done neither, and both myself and the St Pete Times aren't very happy about it.


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