Saturday, November 11, 2006

True Democracy in Action

I love it when something like this happens. Remember John Ashcroft? If you were alive during Bush's first term and you were not a drooling idiot, then you probably do. If you were a drooling idiot, you probably thought he was doing a good job. Do you remember how he got his job as Attorney General? He was unemployed. He was unemployed because he lost his bid for re-election to the US Senate to Mel Carnahan. A man the voters of Missouri felt could do a better job of representing their views in Congress. A man who didn't cause as much revulsion as their current senator. A man who, at the time he was elected, was dead. That's right. Given a choice between an atonal former Pentecostal minister with a penchant for writing, and singing, terrible songs and a man who died in a plane crash shortly before the election, the people chose the stiff. (No, not Ashcroft, Carnahan.)

Well, it's happened again. Marie Steichen died two months ago after filing to run for County Commissioner. Her name was still on the ballot against incumbent Republican Merlin Feistner on Election Day. And even though Jerauld, SD, county auditor Cindy Peterson was certain the voters knew she was dead, they elected her anyway "to make their political point."

Folks, how bad a politican must you be for the people to decide that a dead person would make a better choice than you. I believe that any politician who loses an election to a known dead person should give up politics for good. Either that or try to get the nomination from a political party that isn't hated as much as the Republicans. Here's a list to choose from.

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