Suwannee Democrat by Jim Zachary
June 29, 2019
Government-speak is exhausting.
The women and men we elect to office should stop trying to spin the narrative and just answer direct questions directly, using plain language.
Government spin demonstrates a total lack of transparency.
Frankly, we do not elect men and women to the Georgia General Assembly, city council, county commission, boards of education or any state, federal or local government office to convince us that everything is beautiful.
We do not elect them to put a spin on legislative action. They are elected to represent us.
Elected officials and their spokespersons should speak plainly, not cloak their actions with flowery speech intended to cast government in the best light and just stop putting lipstick on the pig.
Government should not be in the business of trying to convince the public of anything.
Trying to convince the public that legislative action is good or bad is called campaigning and campaigning should be left to political campaigns.
When elected or appointed government representatives start spinning the narrative, it just makes the media more skeptical, look harder and work more diligently to find the real story.