Why can't Alaskan politics just creep quietly under the rug? Why must we still find the national spotlight? I've never been so frustrated at an election in my life. I'm supposed to get out there and vote and I'm putting it off to the last minute because I can't find anything good to vote for.
Here in Alaska we have the choice to vote for:
A) The small town Democrat mayor who has pretty much said in his ads he wants to spend as much money as possible but then the good news is he probably won't be able to because he'd get lost on his way to work if actually elected. Yes, unelectable and expensive are the words there, folks.
B) The maniac right-wing Tea Partier who has grown shiftier and crazier as the campaign has progressed. If he claimed that his opponent were in conspiracy with Martians I wouldn't be surprised anymore.
C) The nepotistic child who was given her senate seat by her daddy in a dirty move that doesn't sit well with me to this day. Too liberal to be legitimately called a Republican yet too smart to openly come out in Alaska as a Democrat, the media loves her and is desperately trying to get us to vote for her which continues to grate on me. Maybe she's the best option but I can't bring myself to agree.
So what is a decent, law-abiding, slightly conservative citizen to do? My religion tells me to get out and vote yet they refuse to tell me who to vote for. I told Andrew if it were that important to vote then you'd think they'd give me more instructions. I don't want any of the candidates in there and that's the truth.
So my probable strategy? Vote for the guy least likely to be able to accomplish anything. Less accomplished means less spent. Don't bad-mouth gridlock because at least if the guys in Washington are tied up, bickering, then they can't find the time to spend our money. Is it possible to create a new party based solely on the principle of gridlock? Their slogan could be, "We'll be fighting all the time, we won't spend a dime!"
And here are what a few of the bloggers in my feeds had to say from their ends of the country/world. Sounds like I'm not too alone.
Thank God It's Election Day
Call Me Evil
I Zip Across Party Lines Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
I Kissed (Partisan) Politics Goodbye