August 22, 2007
More Candidates in District 10
What was I thinking? Of course Walt "Combat" Ward and Basil Marceaux I are running. Are candidate qualifying petitions public record? The signatories have to be registered voters who reside in the district (so I guess I can't sign Marti Rutherford's? — no, wait, it's the other way around), and surely it can't be a secret known only to Charlotte Mullis and her Marion counterpart. So, I want to know who the fifty folks are, who believe in Walt Ward and Prince Basil (yes, that's a Mongo reference, but Marceaux doesn't really go by that, even though it would nicely match his "the first") and sign up for their perennial quests for whatever office happens to be open.
Lee Carl Whitaker? That can't be, by any chance, Carl "Twofeathers" Whitaker, can it? Maybe not (UPDATE: confirmed, it is not), but I think candidates ought to be required to have a nickname listed — surrounded by quotation marks, of course — on the ballot. "Combat" and "Twofeathers" and "None of the Above" are ahead of the curve, as was, unfortunately, that "Low Tax" guy. What would my nickname be? Hmm.
And then we have Oscar Brown. (I typed "Oscar Brock" out of habit, which leads to my point.) Earlier this week, before this rush of candidates (that is so thick, by the way, that we ought to peer closely to make sure ol' wily Ward Crutchfield doesn't himself slip in there unnoticed), I pointed out the alliterative pair "Berke and Brock" that will make for some interesting conversations around here. Come on, you know you've heard people getting all twisted around who's Coker (Ed Bryant supporter) and who's Corker (Ed Bryant defeater); and then along comes a guy named, of all things, Corky Coker; well, Oscar Brown is his doppelgänger for this election.
Well, at least now I can't complain that we don't have enough choices (but obviously I still will, because there are only Democrats and Republicans).
State Senate Elections | By joe lance | 07:18 PM