September 29, 2006

I hate the Political Season, but...

(Update: I removed the embeded videos and put back in the links)

This year in Maryland there is an interesting race for Senate. Things have been getting going since the day after the primary between Michael Steele and Ben Cardin. I thought with Steele's first TV ad that things would be different this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7wjJyMDUH0

I thought that this was a good, positive advertisement to start the season. Maybe things would be different than every other year. But the Democrats took that one and rolled out this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjm_QfNAh8M

And knowing a politician, though claiming to not be one of the Washington Crowd, retaliated within days with the current ad that's running. (Saw it for the first time this morning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pHe2NfQ4kM

I'm sure that it is no different than in your area.

Our governors race in the state has yet to heat up, but I think it will soon. For anyone who reads that actually lives in this area I would like to share an observation. I have been going out of my way to look at the drivers of cars with Erlich (Republican Candidate for Governor) bumper stickers and have made an interesting observation. EVERY SINGLE ONE of the drivers fits the same profile: White. 40-60 Years old. Men. Moustaches?! That's that one thing that has really stuck out to me. Every one of the folks who claim support of Erlich has a moustache.

And that, my friends, is reason enough for me to shave every day!

1 comment:

  1. Thank goodness for TiVo! (I skip the ads. All of them, except for the Mac/PC ones with John Hodgman.)

    One of my blood pressure raising pastimes on my way to work is to check the demographics of the drivers of vehicles with anti-abortion bumperstickers. 9 times out of 10, the vehicle (often an old minivan or car) is driven by a man. The exception is the "Choose Life" bumpersticker. That one (whose message I endorse, btw, embracing choice as it does) is commonly found on cars driven by middle-aged women.

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