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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

Tosa's Faux Mayoral Debate

Politics-Tosa, Rubbish, Tosa Events

Fellow Community Voice - Peter Hart - recently posted news that the Mayfair Park and Fisher Woods Neighborhood Associations are going to sponsor a debate between two of the Tosa mayoral candidates on Saturday, January 19th.

Good for them.

However, it appears that there are going to be some arcane debate rules.

According to Hart, debate questions will be approved by the candidates before the debate.

How can a citizen possibly learn anything useful about a mayoral candidate if the candidates themselves control the questioning?

Furthermore, citizens must keep questions open-ended.

Does that mean a direct question asking for a definitive response is not allowed?
This does not at all sound like a debate to me.
It sounds like a discussion choreographed by the candidates.
This doesn't smell right to me.

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