If you get your news from Entertainment tonight, if you think that Lady Gaga is the essence of classical music and if you believe it's only a matter of time before aliens invade our planet then you will also probably put a lot of weight in the results of the latest KBRA poll conducted by the Herald and News.
The paper is attempting to get the pulse of the people by asking, "Do you agree with the Klamath County commissioners pulling out of the KBRA?" As a community paper this is not a bad idea. However, if the results are reported as "news" instead of entertainment, that will be another sad commentary on the editorial staff. The reason this poll can not be viewed as anything but entertainment is because you can vote as many times as you'd like. I've already voted two times and might go back again after I'm done writing.
If you want to know how the public really thinks on the issue, see the following list:
- Girard, 2010
- Linthicum, 2010
- G. Whitsett, 2012
- D. Whitsett, 2012
- Mallams, 2012
- Bellet, 2012
That's a 6-0 record for those opposed to the KBRA and being elected to office. All six made the KBRA an important part of their campaign. Most likely their stance on the KBRA was a determining issue in their election victories. If you want to know how county residents think about the KBRA, look no further than the elections results — the only opinion poll that really counts.