Saturday, October 21, 2006

 

My candidate picks

I'll post some of the explanations over the next few days. But here's how I'm voting.

Governor - Phil Angelides
Lt. Governor - John Garamendi
Secretary of State - Debra Bowen
Controller - John Chiang
Treasurer - Mehul Thakker
Attorney General - Jerry Brown
Insurance Commissioner - Cruz Bustamente
Board of Equalization, District 1 - Betty Yee
Senator - Marsha Feinland
US Rep. District 1 - Mike Thompson
State Senator, District 2 - Pat Wiggins
State Assembly Member, District 1 - Patty Berg
Superior Court Judge - Timothy Cissna
All justices - Yes

Comments:
Looks like I'll be cancelling your votes, pretty much across the board. A privilege usually reserved for my husband. :)
 
Eric, I am surprised ..... we agree on 2.
 
Mike Thompson, how disgusting.
 
Disagree on all, of course.

I'm actually leaving all the justices blank. Standing aside, as the Greens say. How in the world is someone, especially a libertarian, supposed to know who they should vote for in those races?

I suggested long ago, back when the Libertarian Party had a number of e- mail lists, that we had to find some advisory group, or person, that could analyze the justice candidates from a libertarian perspective. Never happened, of course.

I just wish the Institute for Justice, or some other libertarian oriented group, would step up to the plate and give some guidance on who to vote or not vote for.
 
Oh, I suppose I should mention I'm voting absentee and have already filled in the slots for all except the justices and Prop 90. The justices will likely remain blank. I'm starting to lean towards Yes on Prop 90.

Voted straight libertarian for all the state executive offices, with the exception of McClintock for Lt. Governor.

U.S. Senator: voted Libertarian. What's his name...Michael Metti?

Standing aside in the congressional race, although a vote for Elizondo is tempting.

Libertarian Tom Reed for State Assembly and broke with a long standing tradition and voted for Weisner for State Senate.

Highly unlikely Weisner will win and not much harm he can do as a member of the minority if he actually did. Still, good to have one more vote on the minority side if he did win.
 
Governor - Phil Angelides

(boring)

Lt. Governor - John Garamendi

(boring)

Secretary of State - Debra Bowen

(boring)

Controller - John Chiang

(boring)

Treasurer - Mehul Thakker

(boring)

Attorney General - Jerry Brown

(boring)

Insurance Commissioner - Cruz Bustamente

(boring)

Board of Equalization, District 1 - Betty Yee

(boring)


Senator - Marsha Feinland

(boring)

US Rep. District 1 - Mike Thompson

(boring)

State Senator, District 2 - Pat Wiggins

(boring)

State Assembly Member, District 1 - Patty Berg

(boring)

Superior Court Judge - Timothy Cissna

(boring)

All justices - Yes
 
boring? you obviously don't recognize a patriot...
 
Does this mean that everyone is boring except for Eric ?
 
Looks like I'll be cancelling your votes, pretty much across the board. A privilege usually reserved for my husband. :)

Well, my wife is voting her own way on a couple of issues, including Prop 86. She also wouldn't join me in my opposition to Measure T. And being a Yankee Democrat to the core, she generally, she doesn't like to vote Green or P&F as a protest.

There is a movement, albeit a small one, to repeal the 19th Amendment. I visited their website once. They even have female members.

Eric, I am surprised ..... we agree on 2.

Are you going to make me guess which?

I'm actually leaving all the justices blank. Standing aside, as the Greens say. How in the world is someone, especially a libertarian, supposed to know who they should vote for in those races?

Justices are supposed to be in for life really. We've instituted sort of an automatic recall process or confirmation which is really only meant to be used for extreme cases of malfeasance or a long string of cases in which the justice appears to have ignored the law. Basically, if you haven't heard of the justice it probably means he or she is within appropriate boundaries. Some people will vote against certain justices based on some decisions they didn't like, but again, unless it's a flagrant ignoring of law it's not supposed to be the basis for a "no" vote. Others google up the justice to see who appointed them and vote yes or no based on that, but I don't believe that's appropriate either.
 
AG & Cissna.

Seems like your wife is the better half!
 
My wife is certainly the better half, though not because of her voting.

Cissna is concervative, but very honorable and competent. I've had some disagreements with his rulings, but also some very nice surprises.

But you're really voting for Jerry Brown? What's wrong with Poochigian?
 
So you are voting the dem slate - no suprises there.
 
Not entirely.
 
Check out the photo at Eureka Standard.
 
I get Bowen, but Garamendi is just such a slime. Don't you have any standards besides party label?
 
I'll write more up about it, but Garamendi did a fair job as Insurance Commissioner, certainly better than Quackenbush. And McClintock is simply far too right wing to be allowed a statewide position in California, even one as inert as Lt. Governor. And Donna Warren just doesn't do anything for me.

And I am voting for non-Dems for two positions this year. Not as many as in years past, but in most cases a third party vote is a wasted vote - sorry.
 
Well, my wife is voting her own way on a couple of issues

IF YOU ACTUALLY TALK WITH HER, I think you will discover that she plans to vote her own way on ALL of the issues.

SHEEEESH.
 
Hey! "Vote her way" can be taken as a derivative of "go your own way," which of course means parting ways. Therefor, yes, she is voting "her own way" when she votes the same way I do, but I believe my language was in fact proper in context.

Nyah.
 
Folks might be surprised at how much Prop. 90 would end up costing the taxpayers of California if it passes.

Check it out up in Oregon. An expensive mess that is only benefitting some developers and a lot of lawyers.
 
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