Ivory tower government

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Linda Norris-Waldt
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Date Published: 07/05/2013
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I just read yet another letter to the editor from a local elected official who says he finds it good policy to walk out of meetings when he is afraid he’ll get mad. I suppose he and those he learned it from consider it adult behavior to walk out of every uncomfortable situation because he is afraid he will lose his temper. Is this “counting to 10,” or is it simply a way of putting your fingers in your ears, closing your eyes and chanting “nah nah nah nah” because you don’t want to listen? People elect county-level representatives — those closest to the people — expecting them to seek opinions and alternatives on issues, weigh them equally, and come up with the best possible answer for the most possible people. Instead, we see…