The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 February 2004

If it's Tuesday, this must be primary

There may be as many as half a million voters today in the Oklahoma Presidential primary, and the vast majority of them will likely be Democrats; there are just about as many Republicans as Democrats in this state, and there is, technically, a GOP race, but I doubt there will be an enormous amount of turnout, since President Bush is headed for a coronation at the party convention this summer. Still, I'd like to see some votes for Bill Wyatt, if only to get Bush's attention.

Me? Well, as a registered Democrat in a closed primary, I don't have the option of supporting Wyatt. On the other hand, the candidates on my ballot strike me as something less than inspired. And while the differences among their domestic policies are largely trivial — will we spend too much, or way too much, on health care? — exactly one candidate seems to grasp the notion that there are more immediate threats to the Republic than a percentage point or two of taxation, which is why when I'm through with my dental appointment today, I will grit my semi-sparkling teeth and pull the lever for Joe Lieberman. Yes, he spends money like a 21st-century Republican; yes, he's a common scold, occasionally rising to the level of uncommon scold. But in 2004, the desired characteristic, in true Firesign Theatre tradition, is Not Insane, and rather than opt for the bumbler, the banshee or the Botoxed, I'm going with Joe.

Posted at 7:30 AM to Soonerland

TrackBack: 2:44 PM, 3 February 2004
» Primary Day Blogathon - Hour Four from Absit Invidia
[ Hit reload often because I'm going to keep updating this single entry for the third hour. Hours 1,2 & 3 are below ] 1540 GMT In Oklahoma Dustbury's voting for Liebs: the candidates on my ballot strike me as......[read more]

Maybe he'll have to get new bumper stickers printed to read "Ask me about my delegateS".

Posted by: McGehee at 11:25 AM on 3 February 2004

Me, too:


Posted by: Fritz Schranck at 7:41 PM on 3 February 2004