One surefire way for a politician to avoid criticism is to go with the flow, to protect the status quo, to keep the boat from rocking.
But as another cliche points out, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
Yet what if no one wants the omelet?
That’s the question that arises, perhaps, from state Rep. Barry Fleming’s proposal to remake the Columbia County Board of Elections.
Among other things, he wants to enable the legislative delegation, the county commission and the two cities to make appointments to the board for a total of five members.