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‘Twas the night before Christmas….oops, wrong season. ‘Twas the night before Highlands’ mayoral elections and all residents sat down, pen (or iPhone) in hand, poised to start writing a litany of all the reasons why their candidate didn’t win. Was it because a non-party candidate came out of the woodwork to run as a write-in, “stealing” all those votes that were meant for so-and-so? Was it because those evil Highlands United rabble rousers spoiled everything by insisting on getting answers to difficult questions and demanding accountability and transparency? Or maybe it was because the Moon was in Capricorn and Saturn was in retrograde?
Bzzzz. Time’s up. None of these answers are correct ladies and gentlemen! The simple truth is that the candidate in question did not inspire me, or you, or all those schmoes who went out there to exercise their God-given right to vote! I wasn’t wowed with their leadership. They didn’t make me believe that they were going to represent my best interest. They didn’t have me at hello! Or even at goodbye!
Take Becky, for example. The “approachable” one. If she doesn’t win tomorrow, it’s not because Doug spoiled it for her and took away her well-deserved votes. It’s because, despite her 10-year-long stint in Highlands government, I am still at a loss of what exactly has she done (The fire truck? Yes, we’ve heard about the fire truck). Listen to her interview. No real record, no hard numbers, and very touchy feely. Like when she cried publically after Sandy! When we needed someone with a spine and a backbone, she lost it! She is nice, you say. Approachable. Well, that’s nice. But I don’t want nice! I want a Leader! With a capital L.
Now Frank… If Frankie baby doesn’t win, again, you can’t blame Doug. Or Becky. Or the high rise…. Okay, it IS the high rise! And the fact that he sat there lying till he was blue in the face saying he knew nothing about a deal (really, absolutely NOTHING!) while the property owner told us in the back of the room that it was a done deal, including the developer’s name and purchase price. You can only get away with such blatant lies at the Federal level! Incidentally, for all those who do vote for him, rest assured he will continue to peddle the high rise lie.
And finally Doug. Doug Card. With a C. The newcomer to the political scene. The one that had to go through the painful experience that most of us have or are or will be going through dealing with FEMA and insurance and contractors and rebuilding (and did someone mention code enforcement?). If he doesn’t win, it’s probably because he forgot to knock on that one door. Missed talking to that one crucial vote. Didn’t have the right color shirt. Didn’t have the right friends. Or, perhaps, it was just because the Moon was in Capricorn and Saturn was in retrograde.
Whether you’ll be drinking yourself silly celebrating with your new BFF Mayor tomorrow or drinking yourself silly (Did I hear “solution center?” DRINK!) vowing you’ll pack your bags and leave this town once and for all (not that you can since no one will be in the right mind to buy a house they’ll have to raise or buy a house they’ll need a ladder to get to), please make sure to go out there and vote tomorrow. And most importantly, vote YES on the Non-Partisan question so that next time, we’ll have a better, longer list of candidates to bitch about!