Monday, November 07, 2005

Which douchebag should I believe?

In California, Prop 77 is a ballot measure that if passed will end the 60-40 Democrat-Republican incumbent retention gerrymandering of California's election districts. Both pro (largely Republican) and con prop 77 (Largely democratic) groups have raised a lot of money ($8 mil pro and $14 con) and brought out the big guns. McCain has tv spots praising prop 77 while Judge Wapner has tv spots critical of the proposition.

So the obvious question is which douchebag should I believe? I feel emotionally torn between a distinguished US Senator and a small claims court judge. This is why I don't vote.

A further question: Should I be pissed that democrats castigate gerrymandering, while simultaneously supporting the gerrymandering that helps them maintain control of California? Here's another reason I don't vote.

8 comments:

slappy said...

There was a Prop 3 out here in Mass. about ending dogracing. I took the subway one day and saw a Yes on Prop 3 sign in the train that had a picture of a greyhound on it. But when I got off the train, there was a No on Prop 3 rally at the station and a guy was dressed up as a gorilla.

So I had to figure out who I trusted more on Prop 3: the dog or the gorilla.

I decided to abstain on that one.

jiggs said...

That's a good question slappy. Out of the puppy and the endangered lowland gorilla, I wouldn't know who to believe.

Booty J Patrol said...

I like the fact that if you listen closely to the Judge Wapner ad, it basically says, "Would you rather have the entire state assembly do the gerrymandering, or 3 retired judges as crazy as I am?"

Monkey said...

The dog or the gorilla. Wow. Massachussets always has the best ad campaigns.

We vote on gay rights here tomorrow... for the third time. Why are propositions always worded in such a way that you have no idea if you've voted negatively or positively? Or if you've voted to have your head removed today? Or next week? Or did you vote for gravity? Or explosion? Hmmmm....

jiggs said...

I for one, vote for gravity.

jiggs said...

No wait. I don't vote.

Lee Ann said...

Slap, jiggs, booty, monkey....haha, put all of the names together!!!!

TastyMcJ said...

well, i voted this morning. not on all the propositions.

just the ones that are the most touchy, and I felt could piss off the most people by my having an opinion on them.

I hate politics.