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Mike Bennett
Party time?

It's hard not to feel somewhat inspired by Aberdeen City Councilwoman Sandra Landbeck's admonishment of a member of her own political party who ran for mayor and lost. It's also hard not to feel a little embarrassed at her naivete on the subject of local politics. Councilwoman Landbeck's comments last week taking to task the hardball campaign waged by challenging Republican Patrick McGrady against incumbent Democrat Mayor Mike Bennett echoed the sentiment that running for and holding public office are noble endeavors. This is the altruistic ideal attached to the democratic form of government and should be the goal of our system of electing leaders. She went on to...