I was over at the AJC last night and unsuccessfully tried to post a comment on Big Jim Galloway's Political Insider blog congratulating Jason Carter for jumping into the Senate District 42 race. I sweated bullets over my little missive for a least 3 minutes and hit the submit button and it disappeared. Oh well, that is the way it is sometimes in cyber land.
I checked the comment trail this morning and the negatives are running 7 or 8 to one against the positives. What's up with that? It's not like little Jimmy Hitler announced. It's just freakin' Jason Carter, democrat. No big deal. So, in the interest of stirring the pot, here's a hazy recollection of my original killer post.
We're flabbergasted over here at the secret underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) at the news that the State Senate District 42 Special Election might not happen until March 2010! Thats ridiculous!! If we have a US House and a US Senate that can wreck the nation in a few short weeks, whats the hold up on confirming Bundlin' Dave Adelman? The Singaporeans are in desperate need of a new Ambassador and should not have to wait until March for him to show up to work.
The Special Election in District 42 is gonna be super non partisan special and should turn out to be the most interesting election the district's seen in recent memory. There's Jason Carter as a declared democrat candidate, Little Tommy Stubbs and some cat named John Ridley from Decatur are also talking about running as democrats. Last years republican candidate in the 42nd, Altaf Galeyev, is lining up to give it a go, The Libertarian Party of DeKalb County has an excellent candidate waiting in the wings and even the Green Party is rumored to be looking for a candidate.
If this thing drags out until March 2010, even the Constitution Party will have time to run somebody in the Uber Liberal 42nd. Since it's a special election the only requirements for declaring are that the candidate be over 25 years of age, lives in the district and can pony up the $400 qualifying fee. No party affiliation or petitioning required. Kinda like the way elections for state level public office should be.
So if you need some minor political experience for resume enhancement in these trying times, perhaps you should keep your eyes open for Sec State Handel's announcement about the qualifying period and sign up when the crew in DC finally confirms Mr. Adelman. From a Libertarian perspective, we'd like to see 80 or 90 candidates vying for the District 42 Senate Seat. Imagine the Debates!
Well, it's time to get back to work on the mobile modular 30 foot tall Statue of Liberty for the Decatur Campaign, finish wiring up the sound trucks and start printing yard signs and Posters for a breakneck three week campaign!
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