Election ’08, WA Style
November 4, 2008, 8:31 am
Filed under: politics

When Michelle and I moved to the Seattle area from San Diego, on December 31, 2004, the election for governor of Washington was still going on – two months after election day.  Counts, recounts, re-recounts, etc.  The Republican who won in the first count eventually lost to the Democrat on subsequent recounts.  Now the same two candidates are vying for the same position, four years later.  They are both evil, and I refused to vote for either.  The Democrat apparently hasn’t done anything of note in the past four years, because all of her TV ads are aimed squarely on tearing down her opponent, rather than bragging on her own accomplishments.  Her opponent took the high road by responding with exactly the same kind of attack ads.  Four year olds have better social skills than these two.  Is this the kind of leadership they really expect people to respond to?

Soooooo glad this race is almost over.  Of course, the polls show this one as too close to call, so it may not be settled today.  At least the media ads will stop.


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I can’t wait for the election to be over, either, and I don’t even have to deal with the kind of ads you’re bombarded with in Washington. Sounds terrible.

But looking ahead…do you have any thoughts about what’s next, regardless of who wins? That’s what I’ve been thinking and blogging about–how tomorrow will feel like a fresh, new beginning in so many ways, yet we’ll still have so much baggage to deal with. What’s our responsibility? What should our approach and mindset be? I’d like to have this conversation with some folks, while we’re still engaged in the issues.

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