Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election Night Analysis

I'll be on KJZZ-FM, our local NPR station, between 10-11:30 pm MST tonight doing election commentary. I'll try not to be too depressing, because (1) as one wag noted, states with laws closing the bars on election day only prohibit the purchase of alcoholic beverages, you can stock up in advance and consume as necessary, and (2) at the state and local level, in 2008 Arizona voted like Utah or Idaho anyway, so this year should be not much change from last cycle.

However, I will advise the 'wingers to watch the "take our country back" talk in Arizona. If some of the tribes start liking that idea, it might not work out so well for all concerned.

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Political Crankiness Equivalent of Classic Rock

One day last week our receptionist buzzes me, and says that "some old crank from Tucson" called about the “Vote No on All Propositions” signs; we’re the office for the 10 ballot committees involved. (The reason for 10 committees is a long story, not worth your time because doesn’t set up this joke but rather another one.) She gives me the message, which says that the guy really likes those signs and wants to know if he can get some to put up around Tucson. I then look at the name—it’s former state Sen. John Kromko. “That’s not some old crank from Tucson,” I exclaim. “That’s the ORIGINAL old crank from Tucson.” It’s like getting a message from Eric Clapton saying he liked your playing on that YouTube video somebody sent him.

So when John asked that I distribute this cartoon , of course I’m going to do it. Medical marijuana is 203, not 201, but you get the idea. (Click for larger version to read the text.)