Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Personal Asides: The Victories I Would Most Like to See Tonight.
Today I will be writing in the name of Randy Stufflebeam for governor of Illinois. An ex-Marine, hard-working and conscientious, he has no chance of winning but his integrity gives me a superb reason for declining to vote for either Rod Blagojevich or Judy Baar Topinka. With respect to Topinka, she ended her campaign slugging it out with loose lips, applying a tirade of slurs rather than delivering anything of substance. If you can believe such a thing, she actually attacked Blagojevich for going to too many Cubs baseball games and then added the flip notion that perhaps he should apply for manager of the club since they are the worst losers in the National League. Consider for a moment the irrelevance of the attack on the Cubs; then consider the terrible political inappropriateness of the assault: alienating Cubs fans with this gratuitous nonsense. She is emotionally and temperamentally unqualified to remove Rod Blagojevich from office. The idea that as good Republicans we must vote for what we have been given is ridiculous. So for me at least the write-in makes good sense.
The rest of the state ticket I will happily vote for. I will enthusiastically vote for Tony Peraica for president of the Cook county board. Congressionally, I will be rooting for the election of David McSweeney in the 8th and of Peter Roskam in the 6th. Ill vote for Maureen Murphy for the Cook county board of review. In this campaign I have become deeply impressed with two women candidatesState Senator Carole Pankau, running for state comptroller; if perchance she doesnt win against Danny Boy Hynes, I do hope she considers another statewide office for she is superb and State Senator Christine Radogno running for state treasurer. I am fonder of Caroles candidacy than that of Christine because Pankau more nearly reflects my views on social questions but given that Christine has the opportunity of sparing the office from defilement by a scion of a banking family that has aided the Outfit and who has aided the Outfit himself either purposefully or through incompetence my deep wishes are that Christine succeed.
At this writing there is some national currents that say a fresh breeze of revisionism is churning up and the long séance perpetuated by the drive-by media that this is inevitably a Democratic year may not be fully realized. And so at this writing it is 11:05 p.m. and to bed, buoyed with the prayers that as the Democratic party has not yet shown itself to be worthy of supplanting the Republican administration by not exhibiting any clear program of progress, fate will indeed block it from capturing House and Senate. But if it does capture the Congress, my hope is that by 2008 the voting public will have seen the intellectual bankruptcy of the party and will put an end to its quest for national power.