Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ballin' on a Budget (& Control Board)

Give it up for Richard Eckstrom.

The so-called "Endangered One" on the Statewide GOP ticket turned out not to be so endangered after all, posting a convincing win over Democrat Drew Theodore.

Turns out running an entire campaign (as Theodore did) based on one minor deviation from a career of taxpayer protection (a deviation Eckstrom admitted and apologized for) wasn't a winning formula after all.

Eckstrom was by far and away one of the most qualified and accomplished candidates on the 2006 ballot, but an incessant barrage of negative attacks (most of them untrue) from the Theodore campaign had many experts thinking he was in serious trouble.

As it happened, the voters weren't as stupid as Theodore (had hoped).

Ordinarily, the day after an election is a time of extending olive branches here at FITS. There's something about patting your opponent(s) on the back after a hard fight and saying "you worked hard, let us buy you a drink."

Trav Robertson and Lachlan MacIntosh are two perfect examples of good guys who fall into that camp. They worked hard, they fought fair but their candidates came up short. That doesn't make it any less of an honor to shake their hands and congratulate them for all the hard work they did on behalf of their respective campaigns.

But Phil Bailey?

He's the guy you want to pour a drink on, until you realize he's just not worth it.

Guess we should have expected as much from the "man" who gutlessly attempted to post anonymous comments trashing former Gov. Carroll Campbell the day after he died.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew Theodore (Forest Gump) is an idiot. Everyone associated with him should be considered an idiot as well.

9:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

real question = whether will folks will be on the state's payroll...

10:55 PM

Blogger Earl Capps said...

you mean like robertson was?

i won't go so far as to say nice things about those two, especially mcintosh.

12:14 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Earl, the nicest thing, at the moment, I can think of for that pair is that they've not been convicted yet...

10:04 AM

Blogger Earl Capps said...

anon - maybe so, but you know what, it's been a tiring year, and i'm at the point where i'd rather look forward, instead of looking back.

besides, what do i care? i've got a job in the private sector, and have been with this outfit for five years. i don't have to worry about getting someone elected or de-elected for my family's financial security.

so why don't we kick back, relax, and let the assholes be assholes without us wasting our time or raising our blood pressure over them?

besides, sic willie and i have enough women problems to keep us busy and aggravated without having to compound the chaos anymore.

5:04 PM


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