Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Anticlimax

We had an election of sorts here yesterday. No people on the ballot, merely "propositions". Who won? The usual suspects: abortionists and perverts, the illiteracy enforcers, the pharmaceutical industry, the statewide political machine in general. If they'd lost, it wouldn't have been much of a loss. Rather like putting on the handbrake on a car hurtling over a cliff. But it would have been a consoling gesture, particularly the redistricting proposition. Redistricting this hopelessly gerrymandered state was really the only glimmer of hope.

Perhaps it's actually a cunning plan to halt illegal immigration: turn the state into such a hopeless mess that even impoverished Mexican peasants don't want to come here.