A crude joke, I guess. Here it is, night before Elections and I'm looking for info on our Senate race in NJ. ALSO about our county races. These guys spent millions of dollars trying to get elected and the most they sent in the mail were junk pieces bashing their opponents and listing huge subject issues in shorthand.
He's FOR healthcare and AGAINST TAXES. Yeah.
In my congressional race, lets see, -there's a very conservative Republican whom the previous Congresswoman didn't endorse, and there's a Republican-turned-Dem woman who used to fundraise for the previous Congresswoman. She, according to his bashing literature, hasn't voted in school board elections in 12 years, so how can she be "for" education? He's basically anti-abortion and pro gun lobby - Maybe he's figuring one is murder, the other is just accessory to murder?
In the local election, one issue seems to be whether we'd want to house terrorists in our understocked jail. Sure an idle jail is the devil's plaything, but do I want high profile potential targets for terrorist raids or hostage situations in my county?
Some of the candidates have web sites, but you would barely know it from the campaign literature. I get 'spam phone calls' daily from folks like President Bush, and my own 'boss', Mayor Giuliani (he called 3 times yesterday!) I frankly think that Phone-spam, like email spam, should be illegal.
With so much of the country evenly divided between the parties, the only thing I think we can be sure of for the next two years is more of the same. And that seems pretty ineffective.