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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"I will NOT take salary for 1st year in office" - Andrew Johnson for Mayor of Cambridge!

Now THIS is something you don't see everyday! Cambridge Mayor's candidate Andrew Johnson has announced that if elected, he will not collect his mayor's salary for his first year in office.

What words can you use to describe this? Leadership, Commitment, Dedication, Action, Guts, Determination... All of the Above? Now THIS is the sort of candidate I can get behind! I'm thinking I need to go a plant some signs for him or something!

That's a massive shot across the bow of current mayor Doug Craig, and some other lady who's running too. Don't think they can hold a candle to Andrew's campaign after that announcement!

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  • At Tue Sep 14, 01:16:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Be carefull what you wish for. Danny Williams doesn't take a salary either.

  • At Tue Sep 14, 01:49:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    NEVER go with the lowest bidder. This stunt will not get him my vote.

  • At Tue Sep 14, 02:09:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    C'mon CC, how does not taking a salary for the first year make him the best candidate? He could easily mismanage the city to a far greater extent than the cost of one mayoral salary, wouldn't you agree?

    I cannot help but feel this is nothing more than a cheap vote grab. Let's reserve judgement and vote for the best candidate, not the most creative campaigner.

  • At Tue Sep 14, 02:25:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Take a look at him as the "whole package", not just one issue... based on what I've seen, this is just one more "common sense" idea in his overall platform.

    Come on guys... you seriously think I'd give an endorsement on just one issue? ;-)

  • At Thu Sep 16, 01:50:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Something tells me we'll be getting our money's worth.

  • At Thu Sep 23, 02:26:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How is offering to not take a salary common sense?

    I see it as an example of how people cheapen public office. I would be happy paying top dollar for top talent.

    As another commenter alluded: pay peanuts, and you get monkeys.


  • At Thu Sep 23, 10:34:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    It's the principle Dirk, of being committed to reducing the overall cost of government... something that's sorely needed.

  • At Tue Sep 28, 09:44:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "reducing the overall cost of government... something that's sorely needed."

    You mean like Harper's Conservatives, who continue to spend at an unprecedented rate? No matter how much they spend, you'll be right there to back them, won't you? You sir are not one to talk about principles. I don't want my children paying for Harper's repeated attempts to buy a majority.

  • At Wed Sep 29, 09:03:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "being committed to reducing the overall cost of government"

    I also don't want government to cost too much -- nobody wants that. What I want to see is value: we need government to provide excellent value for our tax dollars.

    So I don't really get "the principle of the thing" that this candidate is trying to get across. I think it sends a horrible message, frankly: that public office is worthless.

    This is nothing more than a gimmick highlighting a shallow understanding of government. In reading more of this guy's material, that becomes painfully obvious. This guy may come cheap, but he represents poor value.


  • At Wed Sep 29, 11:42:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Wow... talk about a cynical and tough audience...


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