The political season for 2012 is already in high gear. At recent forum conducted by the South Rockdale Civic Association, many of the candidates for County commission were in attendance and expressed their views to a nice crowd.
All of them said they would make public safety a top priority. We don't disagree with that thought; we have had our share of the dregs of the Atlanta area coming here in order to perform their mischief.
In the immortal words of the late great Georgian, Lewis Gizzard who once said, after hearing a politician make a not so smart comment, "I don't think I would have said that." Chairman candidate Brian Jenkins said that if he was elected, there would be two sheriffs in town - he and Sheriff Jeff Wigington. He went on to say that as chairman his first priority would be to pay police officers the same as they do in Atlanta.
First of all, this is not Atlanta, nor do we pay the taxes that they pay in Atlanta. Then there is the real life scenario that there are many Rockdale residents that are living day to day, paycheck to paycheck.
We appreciate the fact that Mr. Jenkins has chosen his time to run for public office and wants to invest in public safety, but we might suggest if he truly wishes to be honest with the voters of Rockdale County he should promise them something in the future he can actually do for them.