Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Disappointing day

They gave an election today and, guess what -- the developers won! Yes, I had a righteous good friend running in the primary, but today was not a good day for mavericks. She lost, as did a couple of others. Too bad.

May I say that our newspaper did its part? At no point did I read in its pages just how I, as an independent, non-affiliated voter, could take part in this all important local primary election. Mind you, I have always been reasonably savvy politically. Yet I didn't know until my buddy told me that I could march into the polling place and simply ask for a ballot for any party (4 of 'em, it turns out). Important in Yavapai County, since most all of the local Republicans are running quite unopposed in the big November election.

I even stuck my neck out and wrote a brief letter-to-the-editor to that effect. Of course, it was not published. I'm left wondering just how many voters in our county really, really want more government by good ole boys and would have voted against them if they had known how to do it. I don't have that much against good ole boys -- except when they turn out to be the usual purveyors of more rooftops and more retail.

Apologia: When I started Walking Prescott, one of my promises to myself was to stay out of politics. The Internet and the blogosphere is stuffed full of politics and adding my voice to all that shrill cacophony didn't sound particularly promising. Still doesn't. I should have my cool back in a day or so.


Anonymous said...

It look like more business as usual. I did vote for your friend,

Anonymous said...

It's good to get it off your chest on ocassion. I'm of the same feeling about anything political on my blogs.

OmegaMom said...

Well, bummer--after all that hard work she did, too!

Granny J said...

dagny -- my friend thanks you and everyone who voted for her. Just wish there had been more!

steve -- I'm done for the season; it's back to normal...

dotter -- what's amazing is the number of mail-in ballots requested vs. the number actually mailed in. Something in the 50-60% range.Guess folks are basically oblivious. Wait til we get that speedway to all those new former-ranch developments finished.

Lucy said...

I'm always quite interested when people who don't normally speak out on politics do so a bit. Sorry you didn't get the result you wanted.

Granny J said...

lucy -- one reason I don't get up on the proverbial soap box is that I tend to get shrill pretty fast -- and that can be a bore for everyone else!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to you, Granny J. But, there may still be hope.

If we, on the Left Coast, successfully impeached a former governor, you all can raise your political clout (somehow) against that causeway.

(Not that I'm crazy for the current governor, who's going to increase sales tax by 1%; yikes!)

Churchill said: "Never, never, never give up!"

~Anon in AV.

Granny J said...

anon av -- well, there's an "independent" candidate running against the primary winner. Maybe you're right and there's hope yet.

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