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I really, really hate election season. - Sisyphus Shrugged
Lasciate ogni speranza and put your feet up.
I really, really hate election season.
So, Assemblymember Grace Meng seems like an admirable candidate, particularly when her victory would ensure that I won't be forced to vote for Lancman (although I'll admit the luminous transparency of his lurch to the left for the purposes of this campaign has been as amusing as I'm going to find that sort of thing in the wake of the 2008 primaries, particularly sitting on the fluffy pillow of his endorsement by Ed Koch).

In any case, I would have no trouble voting for Ms. Meng, with the possible exception of the fact that Ms. Meng's campaign apparatus is sorely tempting me pretty much daily to stay home on primary day.

So far, we've had the canvasser who came to my door, would not take no for an answer, visibly lost his temper when I declined to discuss the election with him, and demanded to speak to my husband; the (this is not hyperbole) dozens of hangup calls from her campaign; and the six calls where I actually spoke to an operator and asked them to take my name off of their list (of course, that didn't work when I contacted their campaign directly to ask them to do it, so I don't know what I was thinking).

Sorry, had to go answer the phone. It was Ms. Meng's campaign. 

Which, I think, unless they have unlimited funds budgeted for discouraging yellow dog frequent primary voters from voting for their candidate, might want to consider a slightly more responsive phone banking operation.

For the record, my husband, whose opinion appears to be highly coveted in all this, agrees.
ahhhs. -- hmmm?
seamusd From: seamusd Date: June 2nd, 2012 01:02 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
Hi Stranger! I thought I had suddenly been transported back to 2004. How are you these days?
jmhm From: jmhm Date: June 2nd, 2012 01:38 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
well, last month's overtime is sending the kid on a class trip to China for a month, so do the math.

Also, 2002. Plz.

How are you?
immlass From: immlass Date: June 2nd, 2012 01:48 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)
Lloyd Doggett's get out the vote effort here in Austin was pretty annoying. He called us at least six times between the May 12 municipal election and the May 29 primary, including two phone bank calls--not robocalls--addressing my husband my name and giving the location of the nearest early voting location (the one thing we do right here is early voting). Unsurprisingly he won big, with 90%+ of the vote in Travis and a decent margin in Bexar (San Antonio), where his opponent was Tax Assessor-Collector.

This was the district they redistricted him into to get rid of him. It didn't work, again. I hope Romo, his primary opponent, runs again somewhere that I can vote for her.

And yes, that means we've had two elections in the last month here and I am TIRED of the robocalls. It's been blessedly silent since Tuesday, though. Worst part: Michael works for AT&T and we're required to have a landline that AT&T pays for, so we get a ton of robocalls.
ahhhs. -- hmmm?