WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

 

Primary

I voted today and dropped my ballot personally at one of those white boxes. I oppose the vote by mail and will never vote by giving liberals a chance to steal my ballot. But there was another reason to procrastinate. I wanted to make a principled vote in the Republican primary but wasn't sure how to vote. A while ago I let my subscription to the Forest Grove News Times lapse because the editor, Mr. Schrag refused to cover the illegal immigration issue and how it affected our area. So only today, after my week-long trip to Poland, did I manage to read the online edition of the paper and I found this editorial:
Saxton is GOP's best chance for governorship
[...]
Saxton, who came in third behind Kevin Mannix and Jack Roberts in the 2002 Republican primary, displays a refreshing knack for answering most questions with specific positions and proposals, even on complicated matters such as PERS reform, education funding, land-use reform and transportation.

Certainly, he has some imperfections.

His not-so-subtle turn to the right in this primary election - although probably politically necessary within the GOP - is at odds with his history of moderation. And his efforts exploit concerns over undocumented workers have bordered on xenophobia.
[...]
Guess how I voted. Hint: I couldn't vote for Mannix for his complete inaptitude as the chair of Oregon Republican Party in general and for his not having fielded any candidate in the Republican primary in 2004 against Mary Gallegos who had betrayed Republican principles by voting to increase our taxes.

BTW, I posted my thoughts on Bush's speech yesterday just after I had heard the speech. I didn't want to be affected by any commentary. But now, after having heard so many critical and skeptical voices -- many of them are justified -- I have more thoughts and I will post them shortly.

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