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Guest Post: Things I Wonder About, by Don Libby

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

Things I wonder about.

Public comment:

Why do people request that their written comments be read for the “record”? When in fact written

comment that is submitted is already part of the “record”. Is the person a narcissist who wants people to hear their words? Does the person want everyone else to believe that they are putting the Board or Committee on notice? Or is it they don’t trust the Board or Committee to read their comments? Just wondering.

Independent candidates:

Really? I have never seen an independent candidate who caucuses with one side or another be

independent. No problem, but don’t put it on a sign or behind your name. To caucus with a party but

put independent on a sign makes me wonder if the person is lying or a coward. We have Independent candidates who are out there that are truly independent. They hit all the groups. I don’t wonder about them.


When you read an article and the headlines elude to a crowd of people coming forward to speak or

demand action and then you find out it was just a few I have to wonder. Is there some sort of bias in the reporting? Is it just bad journalism? Or do just a few look like a lot? Just wondering.

Teachers privacy act:

LD864 was just passed in Augusta that imposes a civil penalty up to $500.00 on anyone who shares

online classroom instruction without permission from the school. Do they not want parents to know

what the material being taught is? Do they not want parents included in a conversation with their local school boards about content? I wonder where our elected school board officials are on this issue?

One thing I don’t wonder about:

When it comes to the bureaucrats working in Augusta, there is a saying: “You don’t have to know

anything to work in government. Just have the right attitude.”

What do you wonder about?

Don Libby


*This is a guest post by Don Libby. The views expressed are those of Don Libby, and not endorsed by the New Gloucester GOP. The New Gloucester GOP supports the right of individuals to submit guest blog posts freely, and without censorship. If you are interested in sharing an article, or post please send all submissions to

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