Suck will be embraced

Michael Bates has made his official disendorsement for Mayor of Tulsa:

Both the Taylor and Bartlett campaigns have spent piles of money pushing their preferred memes — positive memes about their own candidates and negative memes about the opposition. Because I wish they could both lose on Tuesday, I’ve spent my limited blogging time during this campaign trying to debunk the nonsense from each side. No, Kathy Taylor did not bring us to the brink of bankruptcy, and Dewey Bartlett Jr didn’t rescue us from bankruptcy. Dewey has been as big a spender as Kathy. You can’t push all the blame for the trash mess onto Bartlett Jr; Taylor deserves a big share of the blame, too. Neither candidate is visionary or competent or bold. Both backed the Great Plains Airlines bailout. Both have had problems working respectfully with those who disagree with them, particularly their fellow elected officials.

Tulsa voters have made a mess. Maybe if their noses are rubbed in it they won’t do it again.

I hear it’s really nice in Bixby these days.


  1. fillyjonk »

    12 November 2013 · 1:47 pm

    More and more, I’m thinking ballots should come with a “None of the above” option.

  2. Lynn »

    12 November 2013 · 4:52 pm

    I have been watching the campaign from afar (okay, probably not as “afar” as you) and tonight I am grateful for cheesy satellite channels and DVR, which will free me from the agony (okay, not exactly “agony” but something close to it) of seeing election returns at the bottom of my screen all evening.

    And I enthusiastically endorse the “none of the above” option on both local and national elections.

  3. McGehee »

    13 November 2013 · 8:52 am

    Somehow having the None of the Above option hasn’t enabled Nevada voters to divest themselves of Crazy Harry. Possibly the opposite.

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