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Letter: ‘Check my website’ doesn’t cut it

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:20 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

“Check my website”!  It seems like this is a standard phrase that we seem to be getting a little too used to, especially with politics. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being told to “check my website” when I ask a politician about their platform and beliefs.   Personally, I am tired of “CMW” politicians!

While I understand that you’ve designed a website for people to refer to, most times the website simply offers generic answers for generic questions.  When voters are looking for a further explanation, responding “check my website” isn’t good enough.  Know what it is?  L-A-Z-Y!

If you cannot further explain your generic statements, then how will voters understand what you stand for? How can we trust that you even understand your own position?  Perhaps we need to elect the staffers who posted the information, since they at least will be familiar with it. 

We have advanced greatly with technology, we’ve seen many things become faster and there have been many benefits because of it.  However, we voters do not want a faster answer – we want better answers. “Check my website” just doesn’t cut it.

Earl Gable

Sycamore

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