Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
Message to all elected officials: The election is now over and the votes are counted. The electorate has extended you jobs — temporary jobs. We offer you some advice about keeping your jobs: Shake hands across the aisle and be open to compromise. In other words, get to work. This is not the time to posture or campaign for the next election. We are watching you. In two, four or six years, you are up for re-evaluation. Take that seriously! You work for us, your constituency, not some lobbyist. We have extended you a modicum of trust; please relish that trust. The electorate is tired of your petty disagreements. We pay your salary, expenses, health care costs and pensions. You are not cheap to keep.
Don’t let us find out that your ambitions are self-serving. You are an elected official, a public servant. Don’t disappoint us, your employer, your constituency.
This is not a threat but a warning. Take us seriously.