The Political Silly Season
I passed out the WEA-PAC voter’s guides at my school the other day. I’m not sure that anyone will actually use it, but I at least did my job as the association vice-president.
The mail is packed every day with these giant postcards from McMorris, Goldmark, Cantwell, and McGavick. I’m deliriously happy that I have the DVR on my Dish receiver, because skipping over the political ads especially is a wonderful, wonderful feeling.
I will say that Cathy McMorris’ ad saying that Peter Goldmark blames the United States for what happened on 9/11 is disgusting. I was even considering voting for McMorris—she’s been a strong advocate for my local air force base, which is pretty important for me—but after seeing that I can’t in good conscience support sending her back to D.C. Shame on you, Cathy.
The most recent issue of the Washington Education Association’s magazine, WE, is also pretty political. “No on I-920” is the front-page story, and inside there’s a lot of content about Take the Lead and Washington Learns.
I’ll be glad when this passes, especially this McGavick/Cantwell nonsense. The pisser of it is that this election will be followed by a gubernatorial election here in the state and a presidential election nationwide, so this may only be the calm before the real storm. Oy.