Friday, November 03, 2006

Yawn, a governor's race.

Ron Saxton wants to unseat Kulongoski as the governer of America's most pleasant but fiscally challenged state: Oregon.
He's going to loose not because Kulongoski is such a great governor or that Saxton is such a bad guy but because Kulongoski hasn't done anything shockingly bad or pissed off the wrong people.
Oregon is about the same as it was four years ago when Kulongoski was elected, and Saxton is blabbing the typical politician's promises of better schools and better jobs, but he's not exactly blowing us out of the water with his charisma.
Even a political enthusiast like myself can get sick of a politician and last night Saxton made me sick of him. While watching an hour's worth of news on TV, Saxton's bland commerical trying to distance himself from the problems of Republicans played over and over and over and over.
Kulongoski is no dynamo, but he's OK and in Oregon OK is good enough.

If independent Ben Westlund had stayed in the race I would have voted for him, just for livening the race up a little.


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