Thursday, August 05, 2010

Dear King Roy,

You lost my vote today. 

I never had any real high hopes for you, you’ve been civil liberties “lite” for years.  All you’ve had going for you is that you aren’t as rabidly anti-civil liberties as your opponents over the years.

Yeah, there was the flag thing.  You stood up on that one and have regretted it ever since.  You talked against the teachers’ union, rightly, and now pander to it at every opportunity.

What it comes down to for me is that you are a bit more urbane than either of your potential Republican candidates. 

None of you have any money to spend on anything, so economically, the three of you are a push. 

Now I find out that you don’t quite like all of your fellow citizens, some are second-class to you, a view no different than Mr. Deal or Ms. Handel.  And you are a lawyer.  You can “believe” all you want that marriage is between “a man and a woman.”  You are wrong, to my mind legally, ethically and morally.

I’d thought that I could hold my nose and vote for you; but, I can’t do that.  Don’t worry, I won’t be voting for your opponent; and, I’m tired of throwing away votes on Libertarians.

Given that any Governor has little ability to right the economy, it may be more fun to watch either Deal or Handel fumble along.

In closing, “Kings” don’t pander, they rule.  Hubris didn’t become you the last time around, pandering is no better this time.

Not very respectfully,


(For those of you that don’t live hereabouts, sorry for going local.  He just pissed me off and I’m using my little soapbox to vent.)


j said...

I agree with you Dave. I will not be voting for Roy either. I am glad we have found common ground. Clearly however he is not the only liberal that will be taking a temporary side trip into conservative territory to try to get elected (re-elected)this season.

Dave said...

You're right J. And whichever Republican gets the nod will moderate his or her positions trying to grab the middle.