Two camps

October 20th could be the day of reckoning this state has needed for ten years. It could also turn out to be the day the reformers decide to leave. It all comes down from where I sit to two different camps. Camp # 1 wants change, new direction, new leadership and is willing to take a chance on new blood on the assumption that some will be good, some not so good. The other camp wants nothing to change. They like the status quo.

I’m not going to go through a list of people and tell you whom I am voting for this Saturday. Not worth the time. But I will not be voting for ANYONE who has held a public office before. I will not do it. When I tell people this, they look at me like I am crazy for taking a chance on someone who has decided to give some of their time to public service.

Where did the idea come from that only re-tread politicians can run government? Didn’t we all take civics at one time? If you’re over 30 you did. What makes you, or me, or JoeShit the Ragman incapable of sitting at a desk, talking with people and coming up with an idea on how to improve something? Since when did only those “in the loop” know how to get something done? Judging by the current state of affairs from a local state and federal standpoint, all of them are completely useless.

So just why is it that every “major” media endorsement machine in this city continues to “promote” the old guard? Could someone tell me what the Lady in Red has ever done other than cut a ribbon and take credit for crap that she has nothing to do with? Can someone explain to me why we would want a Governor who promotes teaching “creationism” in schools? And just what has that Kat done for the recovery? Hmmmm, Looks like jack squat to me but I’m just a law abiding tax paying citizen, what do I know?

The people in power want the status quo. And that includes the media. Look at their “endorsements”. Jim Donelan. You’ve got to be kidding. Bob Odom? Yeah, 21 federal indictments against him but he’s endorsed by the status quo machine. I don’t need to point out what media outlets these are. It’s not like we have 10 daily papers and 5 weekly.

All I can say is that I’m voting for all fresh blood. May a fraud or a crook burn me? Yeah, could happen. But it cannot get any worse. So I’m taking my shot. Take yours too.

2 Comments so far

  1. Chris Martel (unregistered) on October 18th, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    My recommendations for the polls: don’t waste your time and energy voting. I don’t think there’s a single decent candidate who has even a remote chance of winning.


  2. Ursula (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    I’m not even eligible to vote in your area or state, but I appreciate the passionate post. It is applicable EVERYWHERE–not just in New Orleans.



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