Friday, October 13, 2006

Ello Gov-na!

The campaign for Governor of Oregon confuses me. Personally I don’t like either choice. Is Kulongowski even running? No lawn sign, no mailings; not that I’d ever be convinced to vote for someone because of a lawn sign or a piece of mail. There is just little visibility, meaning he isn’t running very hard. It makes me wonder what’s up with that. I’ve met Ted and my impression was that he was a well dressed little man. He didn’t seem to be a man of vision, but rather one of fortunate circumstances. His words were only words with little purpose or meaning, good only for sound bites.

Then there is Saxton who is promising to cut State waste by 10%, but he won’t say what he is planning to cut or even what he sees as wasteful. The only hint he may be providing is that he is for Charter Schools, which tells me he wants to further gut the school systems. The next thing that bothers me about Saxton is his supporters. Ron is promising to get rid of illegal immigrants, but when you drive in rural farm country the farmers all have big Saxton signs in their fields. These are the people who hire the illegal’s and Ron will be rounding up their employees. Now the farmers will have to pay higher wages since the only people who will do that sort of labor are illegal’s. Saxton also started the race with a negative campaign, and now he is resorting to making up statistics and selling lies over the commercial air waves. Too bad Kulongowski is choosing not to campaign at all.

Betsy, you better be in this race four years from now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband is registered as an independant and at least three times each week he gets some kind of mailing from the Saxton campaign. We have yet to receive anything from Ted's people.

I am not interested in either one of these idiots. Hey Guy... can we write you in for Governor of Oregon?


8:09 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Politics would remove me from the thing I love most, namely being left alone. I am neither a visionary or a dreamer. My solutions whoud be more than Oregon could possibly handle.

I too am registered independant and I've been getting daily mailings from Saxton, which tells me he doesn't mind wasting all that paper. On one hand it is fun being courted, but on the other hand I may re-register as Green just to stop all the paper waste.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

They say that Kolonoskopy has been issuing press releases about 3 times per week since the campaign started. Silence before that.
Remember our last Gov? He was always working on several very visable and worthwhile projects, and wasn't afraid to go against the grain.
I have been following Jessica's Law as it has been installed state by state. Sleepy Teddy did NOTHING about Jessica's law until forced to.
Now he takes credit in a campaign commercial. That really makes me angry.
And if all he can brag about is a signature that he was forced to place on paper, he's pretty worthless IMHO.
When ever you see Kolonoskopy in public, he is surrounded bu bodyguards.
When Kitzhauber was Gov it was a daily occorance to see him jogging in South Salem by his self.
I'm voting for Saxton.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Gearhead, dude, you are supposed to be encouraging me to run.

Funny you mention the body guards. I got a kick out of that as well. Two big black guys in suits with sunglasses and shaved heads. When I saw them enter the room I got a feeling like Ted was trying to go for the Louis Farrakhan N.O.I. look. All Ted needed was a bow tie.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous gearhead said...

>>Gearhead, dude, you are supposed to be encouraging me to run.<<

Yes, I think you should seriously consider running.
Start by getting good shoes and maybe a pair of sweats.
Don't forget to warm up first!!

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Thartill said...

Uh OH!

Guy is talking about politics, it's all over now....

It wouldn't matter what Ted did or didn't do, Gearhead would vote for whoever Lars tells him to vote for.....

I think Guy should run for Betsy!'s seat when the Term Limits Measure passes and she is givin the boot.

"Our State Senator - The Guy!"

12:16 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

I think I'm too honest for politics. Add that to being misinformed and all kinds of wild stuff can happen.

Yeah, I didn't mean to step on your toes by talking politics, that is your and McGee's realm. I was just stating that I didn't like either candidate. I don't like Erickson either (his eyes are too close together).

Isn't the voting booth a term limiter? Incumbants get voted out all the time. I do think that there should be term limits on laws. Every law on the books needs to be renewed every ten years. That is a way of making stupid laws go away.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is most everyone for BETSY? I will not vote for Saxton. He does not tell the truth.
Yes, term limits on laws would help stupid insane laws like "measure 11" go away.

2:33 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Betsy is very honest, at least she's never lied to me. She is the ultimate local advocate and she not only supports things in spirit, but she writes a lot of personal checks for large amounts, be it the Liberty Theater, the Fair Grounds, KMUN and countless other things we never hear about. She sincerely listens to what you have to say and lets you know what she thinks right away rather than give you a pre-packaged ambigious canned political answer. She is always available. She is very bright and understands her roll and commitments.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous thartill said...

Isn't the voting booth a term limiter? Incumbants get voted out all the time.

Um no...

Check the stats, it may get up to 5% but mostly it hovers around 2% depending on the election.

At best you are looking a 1 out of 20 incumbants getting voted out, "all the time" is a stretch.

But every law having a term limit is an excellent idea. My idea was order to make a new law one must be abolished.
I would not only vote for either but work to get them passed.

How bout it? 2008?

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

That statistic may need to be revised after this election. It's going to be a good one. I can smell it.

So how come you haven't thrown your hat into any ring? Or have you and I am too oblivious to notice?

If I ran for anything it would be a position where I could be a constant harpy on the asses of corporations I hate, like the was Waxman was on the tobacco industry. I don't want to fight against other politicians, I want corporate jugular blood. And lots of it.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous thartill said...

The only way to go for the Corporate jugular is to refuse to allow them to form.

A Corporation is a government entity. They can only form if a Government agency signs off on it. And the crux is, Government agencies are supposed to regulate them, but it's a little here and a little there, with a few tax breaks here and grant money there, depending on which industry has given money to a certain candidate.

More rules and regulations (or anything else besides abolishing them completely for that matter) just continues the circular cluster-fuck between the elite and the corporations, who are both out to screw us little people.

5:00 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Yep, I've been bested here. Here I was focusing on a hand full of douche bags and you've got the big picture. This is why I can't run for office, my focus is too limited. I totally agree with you here. Thanks

6:26 AM  

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