Always, the best thing I can say about elections is that they are over. I get so tired of the junk mail, the negative personal ads, and the very often completely misleading or downright fraudulent proposition campaigns. What often bothers me is that people believe them without doing any research into the issues at all.
I can almost repeat the ads people listened to by looking at the voting results. I am sure there are a lot of people unhappy about some results of the election. Meg Whitman comes to mind. $140M of her own money? Jeez … how many students would that educate? How many welfare-to-work programs?
Throughout the elections, as the campaign costs mounted up, often I found myself thinking about the deficits — both state and federal. There are a helluva of a lot better ways to spend that money. I can think of about a thousand off the top of my head.
Oh, and congratulations, Scott Miller, our new Sheriff. I am not sure you are the right man for the job, but I sure as hell know the old Sheriff lost my vote July 3, 2008.