By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
Advice to politicos and would-be politicos:
When you are caught in some sort of misstatement and are being criticized, there are two viable options –
1. Fix the statement.
2. Ignore the criticism.
Whatever you do, however, don’t double down. That just gives your critics a 2nd bite at the apple.
On Sunday, I posted about the campaign signs of Hugh Hallman, a Republican candidate for the office of Arizona State Treasurer.
His signs proclaim his focus on balancing the state’s budget.
A few hours after putting up the post, Hallman (or someone from his campaign) tweeted a reply –
The reply didn’t address the fact that the state treasurer has nothing to do with the state budget, but to be fair to him, I visited his website. I wanted to see if the website, which can be updated/corrected far more readily than signs, showed that Hallman has a more realistic view of the duties of the office than his signs indicate.
The very front page of his website –
Soooooo…based on the “double down” strategy, I have to ask –
Is Hallman running for office or practicing for a Blackjack tournament?