I was reading the Daily Wipe yesterday and I leaned that we've got a choice in the LA 5th Congressional Race. Some guy named Tom Gibbs has come out against Rodney Alexander. Tom doesn't align himself with a party and in Louisiana you can be listed as No Party. I've looked at Gibbs platform and while I'm not thrilled with everything on it, the only thing that I need to know is that Tom Gibbs isn't Rodney Alexander. I had never heard of Gibbs until yesterday in the paper, and a simple web search gave me enough to know that he's not a socialist or a Marxist. I just hope he's not an idiot too.
Does Tom have a chance to beat Rodney? Stranger things have happened, but I don't see much of a threat here. It's going to be Rodney in a landslide, but at least I don't have to vote for him. Maybe somebody decent will run against Rodney inn 2012. We can only hope.
That sleaze Vitter has a lot of folks running against him. Lots of folks. According to my sample ballot, we've got 12 people on the ballot, including Vitter and Melancon. I've got to decide who I want to vote on, and it isn't Melancon or Vitter. I'll throw that vote away, too.
Louisiana has a whole list of Constitutional Amendments to consider, and I've considered them thoroughly. I intend to vote NO on all of them. Our state constitution gets amended nilly-willy and it's time to put a stop to that nonsense. Of particular interest is proposed amendment #8, which makes it easier for a government entity to expropriate property. Hell, no.
On a more local note, we voted to fire our school board member, and there is a run-off between the two pretenders. I'm voting for Julie McConathy, mainly because my mother detests Scott Lindsay. Such is local politics.