Ah, election time. Don't you just love it! I'm having a very difficult time deciding on whom to vote.
First of all, I don't want to vote for a politician. They are out-of-touch, conniving liars. I don't trust any of them. I like to think that some of them start out with good intentions, but within twelve minutes of starting a campaign, they have become totally lost. Unfortunately, they are the only ones who run for office. I certainly wouldn't vote for an incumbent. The definition of insanity is making the same mistake over and over and expecting better results.
My Mama told me a long time ago that if you can't say something nice about someone you should keep your mouth shut. Evidently, politicians never heard Mama. Why on Earth would I want to elect someone who says only meaningless dribble about what he'll do for me ("I'll fund everything good and cut taxes!) and delights in slinging fertilizer at his opponent? Seriously, why would I want someone like that "representing" me? Evidently anyone can say anything about anyone else in a campaign and it's ok. I don't believe any of them. Not one.
And why is it that we can't fund schools or mental health care but politicians can raise and spend 18 gazzillion dollars slinging shit? I would be so impressed with someone who would raise money and then improve some schools in her district with it. That's someone I might be able to trust.
Perhaps we should just cut out all this campaigning and let people buy their offices outright. At least we would be spared the commercials. Or better yet, why don't we decide what the minimum requirements for office are - perhaps certain results on psychological testing, drug screens and an ability to balance a checkbook - throw the names of everyone who meets those requirements in a barrel (or perhaps a quart jar) and pull out names until all the offices are full.
I can guarandangtee you the results wouldn't be any worse than what we've got now.