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October 26, 2004
A Sensible Elected Official
The new mayor of Madison, Alabama, has a surprisingly sensible attitude about security.
From the Huntsville Times:
City Hall security. Kirkindall, Atallo and Lacy agree the city may have gone a little overboard in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks by eliminating 20 to 25 prime parking spaces near the building. Starting today, people will be allowed to park there again.
Atallo says the City Hall visitors log -- another recent addition -- also annoys people and doesn't do anything to make Madison safer. To prove it, he's been signing the names of famous terrorists - "O.B. Laden," "Carlos T. Jackal" - in the book.
No one's caught it.
As of today, the log is out.
I have no idea if he's a Republican or a Democrat, but I wish there were more people like him in government.
Posted on October 26, 2004 at 11:36 AM
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Well, Bruce, at the very least *you* aren't a rocket scientist, nor are you a brain surgeon. So at least we can use you as an example when we say that you don't have to be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to *get* security. ;)
I, unfortunately, moved from a county where the guy in charge of elections seemed to *get it*, where he stuck with paper voting systems and put a webcam in the counting rooms, to a electronic voting county where they are telling the polling workers to withold information from us.
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