August 5, 2006
Send John Some Love
County Commission District 8 candidate John Bailes (D) has conceded the close election to incumbent Curtis Adams (D->R) with a message of hope.
This loss is being felt very deeply in the joe public household, and in others in the neighborhood.
It's good to focus, then, on the fact that the close outcome signals a tide turning away from the "good ol' boy" politics and public pettiness of the past -- though it's certainly shameful that we have to look forward to four more years of the same.
Maybe another round of Adams' negativity and self-promotion will be the bitter medicine that finally gets us off our collective, widening arse and to the polls. 28% turnout is a pathetic excuse for democracy.
So go visit John Bailes' blog, congratulate him on a good, fair contest, and wish him and his lovely wife Dinah all the best in whatever endeavors the future brings.
And if you didn't vote (no matter if you would have voted for Curtis or for John, or that you're in a different district), I have nothing but scorn and pity to show you for now. I'll get over it, and we'll be friends -- but you're in time-out today for sure, you slacker.
Hamilton County Elections | By joe lance | 10:57 AM