Why do many politicians feel that the rules that they institute for the masses, do not apply to themselves? It doesn’t seem to matter whether they are Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Socialist or whatever. They run on a platform of serving the public and before you know it, they expect you to dance to their tune.
By now you are wondering what got me riled. Did you notice it was hot as the blazes today? It was over 90 degrees. A nice cool swim would have been quite refreshing for a good many people in town. But the DPW, Board of Health and the Recreation Department exercised wisdom in closing Sandy Pond to swimmers pending the lab results after the dams broke north of Pine Meadow. The Town web site made it quite clear that the pond is closed at least until tomorrow. Generally people were very understanding of the situation and found other ways to cool off.
So you can imagine my surprise when I drove home this evening to see a bicycle on the causeway, on Snake Hill Road, leaning on a signpost. “Starve OPEC!!” was emblazoned on the homemade sign posted on the back of the bike. Gee, whose bike could this be? Sure enough, there was our most eccentric Selectman, swimming up to his neck in his exclusive pond, you know, the one no one else was allowed to use. Maybe you can ditch the OPEC sign and get a new one that says, “Do as I say, not as I do!?