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Monday, November 01, 2010

Get Our Heads Right

Tomorrow we go to the polls to elect some really good, qualified candidates and in other cases we're forced to elect the lower-life-forms posing as human beings because that's pretty much all we have to choose from.

As many of you already know, I have just returned from a pilgrimage of sorts to my home of Washington state where I reconnected with my oldest son, Matthew, and saw my father and also visited the grave of my mother.  It's given me new insight as to what really matters. Politics, you see, more than anything is a revenue producer for most.  It no longer really is about public service - no matter what you've been told.  It's about making money and with a very few exceptions, it is the case across the nation, not just in the great state of Oklahoma.

People are supporting candidates whom they have previously bitch-slapped and they are doing so because of hope of future employment.   Others support the same candidates because they have been fooled into believing the press releases sent out by the same.  It's a game and a sick one.  Once in a while (and it isn't very often), we run into a few good candidates but generally, they aren't the ones getting the big endorsements because after all, endorsements are all about payback later on anyway.

The next 24 hours will be a little nutty, but remember what really matters.