What is it with some people when it comes to election time. A few days ago I received some literature through my door and to my surprise I saw the word "scum" in reference to opponents used in Independent election literature. Then on page 11 in the Thanet Gazette (22/04/11) there is a Independent quote "other candidates from political parties aren't worth voting for" . Call me old fashioned, but I always thought that all candidates are worth voting for and it is what they stand for and represent and will do if elected is what elections are all about.
Sometime ago the government did some excellent adverts how people behave when under the influence of alcohol quoting that they would not behave like that if they were sober. Well the same behaviour I think does apply to some people and candidates when it comes to politics and election times, they behave badly.
Even blogging has this infection, a fine example being the way Cllrs Clive Hart and Sandy Ezekiel have been personally attacked over the years. Personally, I would love it if the authors of the blogs Bignews and Thanetlife were not elected to TDC. On the other hand I hope blogger Dave Green gets in with a thumping majority, but then I would say that.