Saturday, June 03, 2006

Crackpot Press Voting Guide

I have done my research as this election in California approaches.

In fact, my friend and fellow lefty Kate, has her own thoughts on it.

It's a great piece on the "amount of friends" each of the folks on their myspace pages. I am on the other side of the spectrum as far as endorsements go.

The radio ads for all the candidates, as can be expected, are going more
negative as the election approaches. FOr the first time, Dems are getting called on for being Bush/Enron lapdogs.

I think all of these candidates have some great experience. I think they are all pretty qualified.

However, there are a few things that are sticking in my craw.

Once you get to the big game, you got nothing. You need creative out of the box thinking.

So the Crackpot Press is endorsing STEVE WESTLEY for governor. I really like the fact that he is a big environmetalist and that he was one of the reasons E-Bay has done so well. E-Bay could have failed as easily as Pets.com and E-Toys. Sure he tooks some kickbacks from Barnes and Noble. Phil Angelides did nothing about Enron. This former treasurer just watched as California saw billions escape. I think Phil Angelides returns us to a Gray Davis mentaility. I don't think there should have been a recall election. But Gray Davis was one of the worst governors California has had... I'm not sure if he was worse than Pete Wilson. Also of all the candidates, Westley inspires me... actually makes me feel like California could move forward. Innovative thinking is refreshing.

I am also supporting Jon Garamendi over Jackie Speier. Again Jackie is an Enron Democrat and it is time for California to rid of ALL of those folks. This is a vote against Jackie Speier.

I realize that I am breaking all ranks with Babs and Di on this, but they are looking out for their best interests.

And here in Studio City, I am voting against Rep. Berman.. why? He votes with the Republicans on most War related issues. I am endorsing Chuck Coleman. Here is some more info on him here

Also, like most Congressmen, Berman hasn't done anything that I am aware of on the gas price front,the war and also let Enron walk all over the State of California.

I think everyone agrees the Democratic Party needs some new blood... this is my solution.

2 comments:

Henry said...

I'm a long-time Jackie Speier supporter and I was horrified about the Enron allegation that Garamendi ran in his attack ad. Then I went and looked up what it was referring to. Apparently Jackie took a $2000 contribution from Enron in the year 2000. A very small amount of money for another race from a company that had not broken any laws at the time. Seems more like bad luck, for I'm sure Garamendi has taken much larger checks from big corporations. Its just that several years down the line Jackie's corporation turned into the bane of the capitalist world.

Crackpot Press said...

Thanks for stopping by Henry.

Enron WAS breaking the law in 2000.

Another question, what did she DO to stop Enron? What did she do to bring them to justice?

My mind is open, I am not a cold stone blogger... if you can change my mind, maybe I'd vote for her.