June, 2010 Elections: driving voters to militant apathy
The Primaries are on June 10th, though some military and other voters are getting their ballots soon, and Sierra County voters will get theirs on May 10th.
The Prospect Elections Editor touched up the points on a couple of toothpicks and wedged them between cheek and gum and delved into the upcoming state elections. The tooth picks were not only to keep the editor awake and alert, but to remind him that working on a newspaper isn’t all farts and giggles.
The big race, according to the free polls we have access to, is between one-time Ebay exec Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown for governor. Two problems: First, that race isn’t until November; and second, Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman? Is this the best California can do? There are some pretty strange also-rans, but they’re more for decoration than the main race. Still, unless someone comes from behind in the June primaries, it looks like we’re going to have one of those "meh" elections which might well cause Arnie to come out of retirement and take over the governorship again. Let’s play a little game and broaden the governor’s race to Whitman, Brown, and Grey Davis. No wonder we feel like a cow standing on her own tit so much of the time in this state.
Meg 2010 Oooooo. MEGaWoman?
Why we don’t go to high school reunions:
Young Jerry Brown and … are they sure this is Jerry Brown? From Jerry’s Facebook page. Visit it!
Most polls indicate that if a race between Brown and Whitman were held today, most voters would select either "none of the above" or "start California self destruct sequence now".
There are some initiatives on the ballot in June, as well.
Here they are:
At this point the toothpicks became too soggy to hold a good point, and the pain was starting to cause endorphin release, blurring the lines between pain and pleasure and proposition.
That’s the bulk of the coming election. There are other candidates running in the primaries, for example some green candidates and independents, and some also-ran Repub and Dem candidates. If news gets slow enough, we’ll look into some of those by way of political oddity entertainment, but we all know it will be down to the front runners of the two tired old political giants, Elephant and Donkey.
Thank God our local elections are more interesting. Stay tuned!
Who’s running? From our favorite Secretary of State, the smart and perky Deborah Bowen.