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!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Broadcast alert

Radio Times on WHYY is about to air a discussion with the 1st District State Senate candidates -- John Dougherty, Ann Dicker, and Larry Farnese. Likely to be of interest to anybody in that district as well as political junkies generally.