Doug Monger: Thumbs up on policy

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I have been reading the comments on the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s new online policy, and I wanted to say that, as an elected official, I totally agree with the new policy.

I realize that being an elected official, one holds oneself out to public criticism. I can take that public criticism if that same individual who is voicing negative criticism is as accountable (or somewhat accountable) as I have to be. It’s not like some of us don’t know who the frequent derogative bloggers are, but they need to be held accountable to the public and to their fellow bloggers in their comments just as I have to be accountable for some of the dumb things I might say.

I believe the change will bring a new vibrancy and validity to SteamboatToday.com. I believe that the change will prove good in that there might be some intelligent conversation in the blogs, versus public bashing and unaccountable downgrading of the latest blog victim. Thanks mostly for having the conversation and responding; I personally know that reconsidering past decisions is highly uncomfortable but sometimes beneficial.

Doug Monger

Routt County Commissioner

Comments

jerry carlton 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with you Doug. That said, you should be replaced this fall. 12 years in office is way too long. Professional politicians are what is wrong with this country. I would run against you but I have no name recognition and am way too opionated and outspoken. I could not be elected to any office. Bring back term limits!

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Ulrich Salzgeber 2 years, 1 month ago

I would have to disagree regarding term limits. As long as his constituency believes he is the right person for the job he should have the ability to maintain it. I would suspect that the first term is simply a learning curve. We are privileged to have Doug and his passion and expertise representing us. I may not always agree with Doug but respect him enough to know that he is doing what he believes is the right thing for the County.

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jerry carlton 2 years, 1 month ago

Ulrich How is no term limits working out for us with the Senate and the Congress? Same thing happens at the local level. No new ideas. Incestous relationships with the power structure. The voter fades into the rearview mirror and personal gain becomes the most important motivation. Seen the bumper sticker "Throw Them All Out"? I do not have one but that is my thought on the matter. Bring back term limits. Two terms is O.K. If it is good enough for the President, why not every other politician?

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