Thursday, March 6, 2008

Our Mayor

Mike was nice enough to email me the following story, which features the honorable Rhine McLin... our mayor.

Click here to read stupid USA Today article

I think Mike's main purpose in sending me the story was so that I could laugh at the photo below:

... and it's appreciated, for there is much to laugh at. I'm headed somewhere else with this just now, but later on we might get to a little game of Mayoral I-Spy.

For those who don't have the time or desire to read the article, it explains that prior to the primary election earlier this week, McLin was being solicited by both the Obama and Hildabeast camps for her support as a super-delegate. Reading the article from USA Today, something immediately jumped out at me:

Not, "Who will advance my democratic ideals?"
Not, "Who will best serve the country?"
Not, "Who will keep our children safe and economy strong?"

No, instead of worrying about which candidate is the best person for the job based on their ideas, McLin is having a hard time deciding between the black guy and the chick.

It would be one thing if McLin's attitude were an aberration in the democratic party, but I don't believe it is.

This blog entry is starting to irritate me, so let's get on with Mayoral I-Spy. I'll post the picture again, so you don't have to scroll up:

  • I spy a stupid hat.
  • I spy an American flag leaning against the wall!!!
  • I spy a mirror made to look like a stupid hat.
  • I spy an index card Rolodex (in the year 2008.)
  • I spy a candy cane (?) in March.
  • I spy a PC speaker facing the wrong way.
  • I spy C.J. McLin.
  • I spy a chartreuse rain coat.
  • I spy an ugly scarf.
  • I spy lilies.
  • I spy a disinterested looking mayor playing solitaire while ignoring someone on the phone.

The first one to email me the picture back with all the items I've spied circled, wins a special prize.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Vote for... me!

Yes, I went to the polls today and voted for my favorite candidate ever, ME!

It's not like I ran for any sort of actual office or anything... I was simply on the ballot to keep a place on the county central committee that I was appointed to after the 2004 election. It's still weird to see one's name on a ballot, though. Even weirder to see that nineteen people (other than me) voted for me:

I'm also quite amused that thirteen people went, "Who?" and skipped that line altogether. Additionally, I'm rather surprised that thirty-three Republicans showed up to vote in my precinct. I didn't know that there were that many of us in my 'hood.