It appears that few public officials enter the local blogosphere as few if any comments are made by elected “representatives.”

It may however, be the case that some of Shorewood's informed citizens do read these postings; therefore it might be wise for elected officials to know in advance what they may be held accounted for.

It may be wise for those in office to set up their own blogs or at least submit comments. Those who comment understand that they represent the community and that discussion with community members might be aiding the democratic process.

Often unresponsiveness means silent disagreement. It is dangerous for elected officials who are not silent before being elected turn to this condition upon being elected.

Openness of thought and transparency of process is the basis of democratic government, if not of good government. I believe that good government is the result of openness and transparency. After all, there is nothing to hid.

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