Dear Candidates: Proofread Your Websites

Running for office is exhausting, time-killing, and sometimes soul-crushing — and that’s just for those candidates who don’t make ridiculous errors.

We stumbled across the “About the Candidate” link for Elet Valentine, one of three Democrats seeking to win a Primary in HD-7 (Northeast Denver), and…wow.

We really don’t know much about this race or the other candidates seeking the office, but we are confident about one thing: Elet Valentine should proofread her website. Also, it’s never a good idea to shift between first-person and third-person perspectives when discussing your own biography:


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4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    I is a kollege graduate and yu shud be impressedd!

  2. exlurker19 says:

    The only two non-college educated employees I have both write exactly like that.  This is what 4 years of high school English in the Colorado public school system gets you.  I am more embarrassed for the school system than for the candidate. 

    • mamajama55 says:

      exlurker, some schools have higher standards  than others. The northeast Denver schools Elet went to were de facto segregated until the Supreme Court decision in 1973.  She was bussed to East HS when they were co-campuses – a belated attempt to equalize the unequal resources of the segregated Denver public school system.

      Nevertheless, there probably were many fine teachers in the buildings she went to; they would have been handicapped by transient Principals, inconsistent or racist discipline (black students are 7 X more likely to be suspended than white students for equal offenses),  inadequate tech and book resources, crumbling infrastructure, and overcrowded classrooms. I've taught or sent my kids to some of those schools, and know what I'm talking about.

      Two things I take away from it: Elet managed to overcome those early disadvantages, as she has graduated from Metro State with a degree in criminology. And yeah, she should have proofread her own website.

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