“This doesn’t help us build a better policy, it just enflames issues and forces people to take sides.” (WRAL.com, 10-1-15)
So said Mary Ann Baldwin in response to an ad placed in the News & Observer's Wednesday local news section by Dean Debnam's Wake Citizens for Good Government PAC.
So what is Mary Ann Baldwin's standard for building "a better policy?"
"Baldwin on Friday posted a photo on Facebook of her Maltese-Yorkie mix. The dog named for "Jack Bauer," the anti-terror agent from the TV show "24," is relieving himself on a marble column outside the North Carolina General Assembly.
The Democratic councilwoman concedes the image is undiplomatic, but suggests it is emblematic of the Republican-dominated body's treatment of the state's citizens.
"I figured, what better way to get my frustration across than with humor?” Baldwin said." (WRAL.com, 3-15-13)
The News & Observer describes Baldwin as "Baldwin, 58, is a marketing and communications specialist." (N&O, 9-22-15)
Yes, having your dog urinate on the side of the NC General Assembly helps "build a better policy." What we would expect from a "marketing and communications specialist."