Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Runoff, Belated.

I started to write this post last week, then got sidetracked and never finished it. It has been WAY too busy for posting lately, but I'll try to keep up (hear that, muse?)

Congrats to our favorite DeSlayer, Richard Morrison, on his runoff victory for Ft. Bend County Commissioner. Flip side, he won't have Tom Stavinoha to kick around anymore since he lost his primary runoff. What is his problem with guys named Tom, anyway?

By the way, my mom lives in Greatwood; she went to vote in the runoff for Morrison, finally finding the place after some searching. She told me that a card-pusher for a certain candidate for Congress told her that he just KNEW the former Congresswoman could count on her support. Not in this lifetime, she replied. No matter, she wasn't voting in their runoff, anyway.

But now she won't get the chance to vote against her again, which brings me to my next point--we are finally rid of her. I hope she doesn't run for anything again. Did anyone honestly believe she got 42% of the vote as a write-in last time? I read that they were counting as votes obvious slams and variations on her name that were clearly meant as jokes.

Now if we could just end this presidential primary and get on with it.

On to November!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool!

OK, this really has nothing to do with April Fool's Day, but I had to get this off my chest: I'm getting bored with the Democratic Presidential Primary.

Ever since the Texas Primary ended, I have paid less and less attention to it. If I have to read one more story or one more blog entry about superdelegates or last Saturday's Senatorial District Conventions, I'm gonna scream.

Yes, Hillary won the popular vote here, keeping her campaign alive to fight another day. Yes, Obama won more Texas delegates based on his strength in urban areas and the dedication of his supporters who showed up to caucus on March 4th and again on Saturday. Blah, blah, blah.

No wonder these people have to come up with such great stories as what Obama's pastor thinks or whether Hillary is paying her bills. THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT. Even McCain's having a hard time getting any run, and he's the freakin' Republican nominee for chrissakes, after nearly being out of it in the early-going.

I blame all this on the stupid states around the country that just had to move their primaries up to February 5 or before. Just think, week after week there'd be a contest in one state or another, going all the way to June. Florida and Michigan would have counted for something. Instead, we had a frantic Winter followed by a few big contests in the Spring, separated by a month or more. BORING!