Wednesday, January 14, 2009
No gifts for our elected officials
"Strouse, however, said the money was not a loan, but a charitable contribution to her and her family. The money was meant to help remodel her home while her late husband was suffering from cancer.
"For people to misconstrue a charitable contribution in such a way is despicable," she said (Linn Strouse)." -Daily Herald
I feel bad that Strouse lost her husband to cancer, but once again, this is why our elected officials can't and should not except gifts, no matter what the gift is.
How can you, as an elected official, feel comfortable excepting gifts, especially from land developers.
Also, don't sit there and try to tell your voters that it doesn't persuade you in the political process.
Eagle Mountain could help its image even more by implementing a gift ban.