As the mother of two teenage children, I’ve heard a lot of excuses for not doing things but never an excuse as good as the one offered by Senators Dole and Burr trying to dodge the OLF issue.
Scott Mooneyham revealed their reasons in the Sanford Herald:
North Carolina's two U.S. senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr, apparently don't want to insert politics into the process.
Insert politics into the process???!!! Let me get this straight, the two people elected by the citizens of this state to be the voice-of-the-people in Washington, can’t speak up when a government agency is trying to ramrod us with something that is strongly opposed by most citizens in the state because to do so would insert politics into the process. Oh, pleeease!
Senators Dole and Burr are professional politicians; they’re supposed to be good at politics, at resolving differences between opposing groups. Other politicians have stepped forward to speak on the OLF issue: Governor Mike Easley, State Senate President Pro-Tem Marc Basnight, and State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Our U.S. Senators, on the other hand, appear to be shirking their responsibilities.
Senators Dole and Burr need to hear the same message I give my kids, “Stop making excuses and do your job.”
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