Mingling with the Common Folk

Del. Bill Carrico, R-Fries, spent several hours recently manning the desk at a state rest stop on I-81.

Many politicians in other states get a lot of mileage out of taking a “citizen’s job” for a day. Since Virginia already has a “citizen legislature,” you don’t see what Del. Carrico did very often.

It’s a gimmick and a calculated photo-op, but maybe Virginia politicians ought to do more of it, especially if they make the time by skipping receptions and golf outings sponsored by lobbyists.

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  1. Salt Lick Avatar
    Salt Lick

    Any of you from north of Lynchburg — take a stab at pronouncing “Fries.”

  2. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    It’s pronounced “freeze,” isn’t it?

  3. Salt Lick Avatar
    Salt Lick

    We’re gonna have to call Jim one of the folks.

  4. Anonymous Avatar

    Sean conaughton has been doing this since 1999 in Prince William. Farming, working on garbage trucks, a pretty wide range of county jobs. Obviously, there’s a gimmicky element to this, but I actually would feel a little better about a candidate who worked a full honest day at a representative sample of jobs in his district.

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