This is a response to VC 21 Yumi 5 ("California girl")...
We now have another "Californian" to evaluate the infamous voter booklets! I can hardly wait for an election to see what John has to say!!
John - it seems to me that our "public officers" or elected officials or whatever you want to call them, are sinking lower and lower! Now we find out, they can't balance their personal check books, the married ones cannot maintain a wedded commitment, they use drugs, they "routinely" use sexual harassment in the work place, it gets worse and worse. I am enjoying watching the ex-high el-supremo KKK man winning primary elections in Louisianna. Now ain't that a kick in the butt!
So, are these public officials just very good at lying to the general populace or are they truly representing "us"? Maybe the media just blows the bad ones all out of proportion? But then again, look at the recent Thomas-Hill fiasco. One of my thoughts was that Kennedy better keep his mouth SHUT, or he would find himself crucified by the press, too. And he might just deserve it! So, our elected official Mr. Bush choose a sexual harraser (is that a real word?) for the supreme court of the good ole USA. I'm impressed! Then, this wonderful committee of elected officials made the whole thing into a circus!
I am convinced that Thomas did what Hill accused him of doing. But SHE certainly was also using him to further her career in one manner or another. (Can you believe, she would wait 10 (TEN) years, continue to "work" with him during this time, and NOW it bothers her! Simply amazing!)
Why should I vote? I don't stand a chance of identifying decent candidates. Besides, maybe my idea of morality is vastly different from the general populace.