The comments of Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson) comparing President Obama to Adolph Hitler has gotten quite a national splash. If publicity and notoriety are her objectives then she has succeeded. But have her wild ideas furthered any useful and constructive discussions which is one of many obligations of our elected officials?
Rep. Barton used Facebook to castigate National Park Service employees, saying that they were collecting overtime during the government shutdown. This statement was fully vetted in The Arizona Republic (10/10/13) and found to be mostly false.
Rep. Barton, a shining example of our elected politicians? I think not.