OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 :::

There Was an Election?

It seems so:

Except for the D.C. suburbs, turnout was paltry across Virginia, a state unaccustomed to primaries. The last Democratic Senate primary was in 1994. An estimated 3.4 percent of the state's 4.5 million registered voters voted in the primary for the Senate.

School board elections draw higher turnout. But they also tend to have more compelling candidates.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/14/2006 4 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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