It’s election season, but I don’t feel like talking about U.S. national politics (although I’m still absolutely fascinated by the whole Todd Akin thing, so I might write about that later), so I’m going to continue in bridge-burning mode and ask some questions that I think need to be asked during this, the beginning of the UUA election season.
Question 1…why is nobody running against Peter Morales for President of the UUA? No matter where you stand on Peter’s presidency, aren’t there issues floating around the UU-universe that deserve a full airing in a presidential campaign? But on an even more fundamental level, isn’t it important to the democratic process for Peter to have to answer for his time in office (so far) and articulate what he sees that he would bring to a second term? [Lest you think that I’m picking on Peter, those who know me in the non-blogging world might remember that I brought up the same issue while Bill was in office.]
Question 2…why does the Board get to decide who’s going to be nominated to run for Moderator? [before you start, I know that there is a way to run by petition] Isn’t that a little self-serving; as they can choose to run someone who is not going to challenge their basic assumptions (i.e. the usefulness of policy governance in the UUA).
There are other questions about our democratic process (mainly about money), but these are the biggest that I can see.