Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yesterday's election

Two things:
  1. My huge apologies to my readers for my absence on this one. Nobody needed my input on the national race, but there were some hot and fascinating local battles. In all honesty, I would probably have hurt myself trying to make a clear endorsement in the two races closest to me, but I usually at least try to lay out the arguments for others sharing the wrestling. I hope to someday emerge from the haze of new parenthood and start accessing the outside world more frequently, so I will strive to not leave you hanging in any future elections.

  2. Holy crap! Against all odds, the grim seeming inevitability didn't come to pass -- Farnese beat Dougherty in the 1st District Senate race!!! I thought that Nutter's victory had given me new hope for Philadelphia, but this goes way beyond; in the river wards and Center City, the crooked establishment has been pretty clearly repudiated! On to a cleaner future that we can be proud of! Wow.
Sadly, will defer to other for further analysis, for the time being. But I will be back!


Anonymous Susie from Philly said...

When Farnese appears at his victory party with Vince Fumo by his side, it gives me that "not so fresh" feeling.

9:23 AM  
Blogger ACM said...

yeah, one has to keep in mind that Fumo funded a lot of his advertising. however, Farnese claims to be his own man, so I'm willing to give him a chance to show whether he has spine or blows in the strongest wind...

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Just the Facts said...

Unfortunately, Vince is already manipulating Farnese for his own needs, even as Vince walks out the door. As we speak, Vince is rounding up the votes to keep the Dem Caucus under Vince's control. Vince and Farnese are conspiring to overthrow the current Senate Dem leadership and install two less than reputable character in their place: Sen. Stack (under investigation for shady casino land deal) and Sen. Logan (from PGH) who took lots of $$ from Vince's illegal community fund. Why is this allowed to happen? Because no one pays attention to what really goes on in Harrisburg....

9:43 AM  

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