Politics in brief
In case you’re in the habit of cramming before the elections, I just wanted to impart some last words upon my precious readers before you run out to the polls tomorrow night at 7:29 PM.
Mike DeWine is the most technologically-unsavvy Senate Republican in the 109th Congress, according to CNET’s Technology Voter Guide that gave him an abysmal 25%. The guide is based on the representatives’ voting records in Congress, so it isn’t a scientific IQ test that ranked DeWine so low, but that still doesn’t excuse a candidate who, in his campaign for reelection, touts himself as “Ohio’s most effective supporter of high technology programs that strengthen Ohio’s economy.”
For the sake of completeness, Jean Schmidt entered office too late for her score of 0% to mean anything. Former Ohio governor George Voinovich gets 45%, John Boehner gets 50%, and Steve Chabot get a (relatively) respectable 55%. Lest anyone think that I’m just targeting Republicans in this blog post, I should note that Ted Strickland scores only slightly better than DeWine at 28%. But he represents Appalachian Ohio; high-tech isn’t exactly their top priority out there.
- Robert Kennedy’s piece in Rolling Stone magazine, “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?,” was from a while ago, but it’s especially relevant in Ohio, where the Secretary of State named in the well-sourced, well-written article is now running for Governor. Even if its premise offends your political sensibilities, it still makes for some good reading. What else’ve you got to do on a Monday evening?
- It’s really sad that, despite all the uproar in the Latino community over immigration rights and other issues this past spring, many still aren’t going out to vote.
- Voting: it stinks, but someone’s gotta do it.
Expect a whole lot less politicking from this blog after the elections. I’m tired of this stuff.