jimbo.info 2008 election endorsements
Voting day is Tuesday, November 4th (for me), and although my voting trends tend to be in line with typical DC voting patterns, I'm gonna go vote anyway. My vote is more critical at the local level, where we have to rid the neighborhood of several old-time symbols of urban rot and inefficiency.
If you're having a hard time making your decisions on who to vote for, try my time-tested measure, something I call "The Janet Jackson Rule" (not to be confused with "The Pleasure Principle" by the same artist). When thinking about a candidate or organization to support, ask yourself "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" and carefully consider your answers to yourself.
I will vote for active, involved local representatives for the ANC 02 positions, like Kevin Chapple who has done a great job in our ANC 0202 neighborhood. I have met Kevin, Alex Padro, and Theresa Sule (remember these names) at neighborhood meetings and they are communicative, positive, active and involved in their community. I'm generally endorsing along Miss In Shaw, Daddy 5-0 and RenewShaw's lines. I guess that makes us a coven, or possibly a cabal.
Anyway, my endorsements go to the candidates in bold:
2C01 Alexander M. "Alex" Padro (incumbent, at right)
2C01 Mary A. Sutherland
2C01 Sarah Livingston
Alex knows what's up, is involved with the community and has demonstrated the ability to get things done.
2C02 Kevin Chapple(incumbent, at left)
2C02 Leroy Thorpe
Again, I vote for the person who has gets things done. Kevin spends a lot of time solving problems and gives attention to issues in our neighborhood. The alternative is unthinkable. 2C02 will only go backwards under Thorpe's rule. Vote forward.
2C03 Doris L. Brooks (incumbent)
2C03 Jessica Lanza (at right)
Jessica Lanza promises to represent the forgotten people in the new buildings at Gallery Place and Penn Quarter. These citizens may be new to the neighborhood, but they're still citizens and need represenation. PS: Said forgotten people also need to reprezent themselves, so get out there and vote.
2C04 Barbara Curtis (incumbent)
2C04 Theresa Sule (at left)
I've met Theresa, she's active in the community and is a positive force for tangible change in the community.
For those of you in my neighborhood who do not trust your ballots in the hands of Shiloh's Family Life Center or need to vote early, you can vote at the DC Board of Elections and Ethics at 441 4th Street, NW, Suite 250 North. Voters wishing to vote in-person at the Board's office may do so from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. between Monday, October 20th and Monday November 3rd (including Saturdays but not Sundays).
And I'm voting for Senator Barack Obama for U.S. President because the White House needs a huge mocha enema and I think we need someone with the middle name "Hussein" as our nation's leader. And because I don't want to look at Senator Twitchy Tapioca Face anymore, and because I'm frightened by Governor End-Of-Days from Alaska.
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